Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc.  - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)

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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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I can guarantee you that it's not Google doing the spoofing.  Google is too big, too busy, to worry about you.  You're being spoofed by someone who says they're Google, but they're not.

Sep 17, 2018 01:35 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

No.

I did just get a robo call from a robot (I think) selling life insurance. The voice promised a great deal and I only needed to answer one question to get started. How old am I? I said 96. The voice said, "Can you repeat that?". I said 96. The call disconnected!

Sep 17, 2018 12:54 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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It is not Google doing this. These are crooked businesses doing this using scare tactics. They called my chiropractor who I do the marketing for. They left a message telling him that if he did not call them back by 4 p.m. they would have to delete his google my business listing. His GMB page is #1 on google and he gets a ton of business from it, so he called me freaking out. I told him it was a scam but that i would call the company for him. 

I called the company - I said : so you are google? 

They said, no we are a certified partner of google. 

I said, what is wrong with the listing xxx , they started to say this or that... 

I said, I would like to talk to your supervisor because it is against the law here in Florida to misrepresent yourself and to lie and threaten to take down a google listing. 

The guy hung up on me. I then looked up the company and they were in the UK. I still turned them into our state attorney general office because I can just imagine how scared people will open their wallets so quicly to get robbed. 

Sep 17, 2018 08:15 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

But, it wasn't Google, Joan! It was someone who SAID they were with Google! Yes, I get them all of the time and they are using local numbers too. Drives me batty!

Sep 17, 2018 06:48 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

And they start

DO NOT HANG UP 

Sep 17, 2018 01:52 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I identify so many callers as Spam.

Sep 17, 2018 12:53 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Oh wow, Joan... that is not a problem I've had. Or should I say "had yet?"

Sep 17, 2018 12:51 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

We get those calls every day.

Sep 17, 2018 01:51 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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The last time Google called us, we were in Miami navigating through a bad storm.  I asked them never to call us again, and they listened! LOL A

Sep 17, 2018 01:33 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Google is becoming increasingly bad.  They are the worst monopoly in world history.  They control search, Android, YouTube, everything else tech.   

Sep 17, 2018 01:13 PM
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Bob Crane
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Anyone who calls me with a spoofed number gets a lecture on why I dont deal with dishonest salespeople who call from fake numbers.

Sep 17, 2018 08:26 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I never answer my phone unless the # is already in it these days, I get more google and robo calls than anything. If they start masking my known #'s, I'll simply stop answering all together. 90% of my clients TEXT more than they ever call anymore.

Sep 17, 2018 04:03 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Have I gotten Spam calls that said they were from numbers I know... yes.  Are you getting spam calls from Google Business?  No, you aren't.  They don't call people. Scammers and SEO businesses call people and say they can't get you on the front page of Google, but take my word for it that Google isn't calling you anymore than the IRS is.

Sep 17, 2018 03:33 PM
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

I’ve been getting a few strange calls....my rule is to not answer any strange numbers, if they want me they will leave a message, if not call it spam.

Sep 17, 2018 03:31 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

I have gotten a spam call from MY OWN number. That was pretty weird.

PS- Google Business isn't call you.  Or anyone else.

Sep 17, 2018 03:18 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

if I don't recognize the number, and they don't leave a message, I don't answer or return the call.... when I do answer it's junk calls... rarely answer unless it's a local number....

I don't have clients anymore, so I can get away with that routine!! I market with the team number...

Sep 17, 2018 02:02 PM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
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I have a "contact" in my Contacts list called DNA (Do Not Answer)... every call that comes in which I determine to be a SPAM caller/ ROBO ect... goes into this list.  When I see DNA pop up, I know not to waste my time... my folder has probably close to 200 numbers in it... I didn't really start getting as many as I seem to now, until I had downloaded NoMorobo app.  The app wasn't working for me... I got rid of it and since then I've had more than I care to mention... :(

Sep 17, 2018 01:05 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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No, but I'm inundated with political and timeshare calls

Sep 18, 2018 04:46 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I don't get that though I do get local calls with phone numbers that are close. I haven't yet had one that was in my phone or number that I knew that was a robo call. But I get a ton of robo calls each day, it's ridiculous. -K

Sep 17, 2018 08:05 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Sorry to hear that, Joan, but it hasn't happened to me...yet.

Sep 17, 2018 05:29 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am also receiving these calls about "my Google Business Listing". 

 

Sep 17, 2018 02:07 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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If I don't know who is calling I don't answer.

Sep 18, 2018 05:16 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Joan Cox - yes, they do call as if someone from your own area is calling you.

Sep 17, 2018 10:41 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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No. But I'm getting a lot of calls from "Apple'' which i'm blocking since they are spam.

Sep 17, 2018 08:58 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Too often!

I think the news was reporting by 2020 or 2024 nearly 40% of phone calls will be solicitation/robo calls. 

Sep 17, 2018 08:32 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have for some time now

Sep 17, 2018 08:19 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

That's very interesting Joan Cox but I don't think it's Google it self. I get no less than 5 robo calls every day claiming to be Google services and they show a different number. Some have been local and most are out of State... all robo calls.

Sep 17, 2018 06:14 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
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Its not Google, its a guy saying he works for Google indirectly ( a lie)

Sep 18, 2018 05:48 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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You should sell the HVAC person a home or list his home. If he hangup you know.

Sep 18, 2018 09:00 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I got a call from what I thought was my office, right number and image, and when I answered it was a sales call from an agent directory company.

Sep 18, 2018 08:01 AM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
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I get website, credit card and political spam calls all of the time. The ones that I especially dislike are the ones that come from what looks to be a local area number. By now, all of those should be used up seeing as there are only the last 4 digits to chose from.

Sep 18, 2018 07:28 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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I don't think it's google...google doesn't call.  It's probably someone else spoofing them, spoofing google or both.

Sep 18, 2018 07:26 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

So nice to see you active again in the Rain, Joan. 

No, I am not getting those calls.  However, if I did I would not for one second believe it was Google. 

Sep 18, 2018 07:03 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not yet, but maybe my time is coming!

Sep 18, 2018 06:12 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, not yet.

Sep 18, 2018 05:52 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have g blocked from everything I can and have reported them as spammers many times so nope, not getting the same ;)

Sep 18, 2018 03:19 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No.

Sep 18, 2018 07:25 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have actually had a call from MYSELF come through too.  So weird!

Sep 22, 2018 07:55 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Agreed with Alan May Google is more law abiding than this.  It's most likely people trying to sell the #1 ranking or pretending to be google to get your login info

Sep 19, 2018 08:40 AM