News : Google Takes Steps to Crush Tech Support Scams
Mountain View, CA, USA, Sept, 2018 -- Google is planning to restrict ads for third-party tech support services following an increase in "misleading" experiences.
The search company will limit such ads globally while it prepares a verification program to make sure only "legitimate providers" can offer their services, according to a weekend blog post.
Sponsor message - content continues below this message
Employee Engagement Awards NOW OPEN!
Enter your center,and compete for this prestigious award to attract new staff and show investors and customers you are #1 in your nation!!
Content continues ….
"For many years, we've consulted and worked with law enforcement and government agencies to address abuse in this area," wrote David Graff, the company's director of global product policy.
"As the fraudulent activity takes place off our platform, it's increasingly difficult to separate the bad actors from the legitimate providers."
He acknowledges that this step won't stamp out all the fraudsters, but says it'll make things tougher for them.
Google previously cracked down on fraud on its shopping site after one of its executives was reportedly scammed while purchasing a Bluetooth headset. It's also taken action against mobsters using its name to scam people.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Today's Tip of the Day - Look After Your Agents
More Editorial From Google
Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies.
Published: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Concentrix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), is a business services company. We focus on customer engagement and improving business outcomes for over 450 global clients acr...
NICE (NASDAQ: NICE), is a worldwide provider of intent-based solutions that capture and analyze interactions and transactions, realize intent, and extract and leverage insights to deliver impact in re...
|Amazon Web Services|
Amazon Web Services is a collection of remote computing services that together make up a cloud computing platform, offered over the Internet by Amazon.com. The most central and well-known of these ser...
Cisco provides Unified Customer Contact solutions that extend customer care beyond simple phone transactions and the traditional contact centre to unique content-rich customer centric experiences. The...