B&B name being used by trolls

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I've forgotten how to do this. Where do I go to tell Google that my B&B name is being used by scammers? I get alerts everyday now with the B&B name in them and the links all go to porn sites (or sites my browser blocks immediately). Where do I report these 'bad results'?

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Try this link:

https://support.google.com/websearch/contact/name_on_adult_spam_page?hl=en

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Thanks. That helps, but not really. I can't get the actual page URL as my browser immediately blocks the content. The Google report has all the Google code in the tracking, so I don't know if they'd accept that.

I can try. I wish I could just forward Google's emails back to Google. They are all noreply emails so I'd have to find a place to send them.

And, I'm not sure it's 100% adult content. It could be anything. I do know if I try the links on my exceedingly slow tablet, sometimes the site loads before the browser catches it and I see naked people. Doing naked people things.

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This comes from Google. I have alerts set up to tell me when our name shows up online. Not fakes.

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Morticia wrote:

This comes from Google. I have alerts set up to tell me when our name shows up online. Not fakes.

Perhaps you could educate me on how you set that up, might be interesting. I take it these folks are just using your business name and not your actual web address. Some years back, different web host with poor security, I once found unauthorized pages tacked on to my site.

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JimBoone wrote:

Perhaps you could educate me on how you set that up.

It's called Google Alerts <follow the link

For years I've had Google set to notify me any time my inn is mentioned. I also have several family alerts set so if their name is used, I get notice.

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Thanks Arks

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Is this coming to you as an email or from where does the alert arrive? Seems pretty easy for those folks to fake email addresses and phone numbers, I suppose links also.

I get regular emails from a former guest/friend suggesting certain sites, except he died a few years back, so either scam or very long distance email 

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