How Google Maps Listings Steal Your Bank Info
How It's Possible To Create Fake Contact Information On Legitimate Businesses
There is a new scam going around these days. The scary part is that will keep making victims as long as consumers trust everything they search for on Google. What are we talking about? Google Maps. Let's take a look.
Watch the video below to see how the Google Maps scam works:
It's simple. At the present time, Google Maps allows users to submit changes and corrections to listings. This loophole lets scammers easily change the contact details listed for banks or any other business listed on the app.
When unsuspecting bank customers look online and ring up what they think is their financial institution, the criminals fish out their private banking details and use it to empty their accounts. Beware.
How To Report the Google Maps Scam
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