One of my clients forwarded an email to me regarding a request to claim ownership of his Google My Business Listing.
After checking the FROM email and mousing over the link in the email and verifying the email was actually from Google, I proceeded to click the link to take me to the next step. Of course I denied the request and stated why.
If you get one of these email, you need to act on it ASAP. If you don’t, Google will automatically honor the request and you will loose control over your Google My Business listing. GMB is a key LOCAL SEO digital asset. The hackers have now found another way to try and steal this from you.
Not so funny, that same day I too received an email from Google My Business with a similar request (see image). I verified the email was legit, and then denied the claim.