Thursday, October 4, 2012
949-200-8475, Google Places Phone Scam, Google Places Marketing
Google Places Phone Scam
Google Places Marketing
SPLATR.COM is 29 PRIME (using same phone #)
1st call: 10-4-2012 @ 9:29 PDT. Received call from 949-200-8475 from Steve, data provider at Google.
2nd call: 10-4-12 @ 10:16am from same #. Recording from Robert, a Google Places Specialist.
They wanted to set my business up on Google+ and 23 other local directories, and wanted to offer me a Free Report. Cost to add me to Google+ is $249. They do accept VISA, MC, AMEX.
They are not Google. They are a marketing firm. Don't be fooled.
Their contact info is:
Local Web IQ, LLC, is a California limited liability company.
Our corporate offices are located at:
15941 Red Hill Ave, Ste 210
Tustin, CA 92780
Called from 949-200-8475 - 9492008475 - (949)200-8475
Another complaint blog says they are also known as 29 Prime and are listed as RIP OFF scammers on the RIP OFF Report site with multiple complaints. They listed phone # 949-200-8475 as also being used by 29 Prime. Their site shows different address, but they are using same phone #.
I've done some searches and they are not listed as a Google Partner, at least not under the name Local Web IQ, or Splatr.com, or variations, or in Tustin California, or in California. Not listed under 29 Prime either or variations.
Don't fall for this. It's FREE to add yourself to Google Places/Google+, and it's easy.
I dislike telemarketers. It's too intrusive, bothersome, and potentially costly..