New Google MapSpam – How Long Will This One Last?

Thanks to Mike Blumenthal for catching this.

My guess these will be taken down within 24 hours. Notice the same toll free number and fake addresses?

MapSpam

MapSpam

A person named Promoter Local is certainly clever by artificially manipulating local results with fake and/or existing physical addresses. How do they do it? Dunno. A few thoughts come to mind though.

  • This seems very familiar to a different scam from the same geographical area months back.
  • As Mike said, “why would they blow their cover with such obvious spam?”
  • I’m sure this is a funny coincidence, but at least a few of their fake addresses land them right where McDonald’s restaurants are located.

I’m not a betting man. My guess is these results will be barred by this Friday, December 12th. 🙂

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