I just got a phone call from Texas, which began with a recorded message:
“Please press 1 to verify your Google Business Listing. Press 7 to be removed from the verification services.”
I thought to myself, “Well, that’s interesting, seeing that:
- my Google Business Listing is already verified.
- And it’s not connected to this number.
- And Google doesn’t call you to verify – you have to call them…”
So I pressed 1 to see what this was about.
After a few rings, I think it was “Tim” who picked up, and said,
Hello, thank you for holding, this is Tim. Can I start your verification process with your first name, please?
ME: “Hi Tim. I’m interested to find out why Google is calling me, because I work with Google Business listings, and Google has never called me or my clients before.”
Tim: *pause* Yes, well… We are not Google. We are a data verification service that helps businesses to be sure their listings on Google are properly verified.
ME: “Oh, I see. Well, Tim, I am a social media manager and I help businesses to set up their Google listings, so I’m pretty familiar with the process. We verify our own listings, as well as our clients’, so I think we’re OK here.” Read more >>