Tell Google About Scam Rip Off Sites?

The search results you see in Google are a reflection of the Internet, Google doesn’t vet or screen businesses before including their web pages in the results.

All the pages Google knows about are ranked by a computer program and manual removals are extremely rare, usually because of one of these reasons:

  1. An extreme case of spam that affects alot of users
  2. Because Google received a copyright take down request
  3. Because certain privacy based info was exposed, i.e. a credit card or ID number showing up in Google

Scam Sites

Everyone will have a different opinion on what a scam web site is. It could be that company which took your money and failed to deliver or could be that other business that delivered the wrong goods and then offered a below par customer service.

Could it be that website that sells goods at 3x the price of another trader?


Or perhaps that site which buried important information in the small print?

Not Something Google Can help You With

Search engines are the paths we use to find pages on the Internet but these same search engines cannot and will not get involved in a dispute between a customer and a web site. As there are tens of billions of web pages in existence, that policy should not come as a surprise.

If a scam site shows up in the search results of Google, it is most likely because that site exists on the web and Google will index almost all of the pages they discover.

Take Scam Sites Down at the Source

If you want to protect people from scam sites then here are two things you can do today:

1) Report the scam sites to the authorities:

FTC in America

Internet Crime Complaint Center

Complaints against foreign companies

2) Warn others by posting a review on a public website that appears in Google

How to Avoid Rip Off Sites in the First Place

Prevention is always better than cure, so try these tips:

  • Never used this company before? Do a Google search and read any reviews from past customers, read through pages 2, 3 and 4 of the search results
  • Look for safe secure payment methods such as Paypal
  • Take the time to read the small print
  • Never rush a decision and avoid sales tactics designed to rush you
  • Always search the web for alternative products/services

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18 Responses to Tell Google About Scam Rip Off Sites?

  1. Anthony April 19, 2013 at 12:57 am #

    kcaaa.com is a scam

  2. Media June 30, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    I have found this website through google and it seems they have a good reviews and still got ripped off, they took my money and they never shipped my products despite my numerous emails to them.
    The replies I get was totally relevant.
    I hope someone can stope these people from selling fake products and ripping off people.
    I have tried several searches to report this website to google but unfortunately I am unable to find any and I will keep trying.

  3. Silopak Ltd August 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    I have just been scammed by http://epowerbandshop.com/Apple-s17.html
    They claim to be the appointed Apple products dealers in China. Be aware of them and if possible, shut down this site. I just reported them to Interpol, Hong Kong
    These are payment details:
    1. Our western union account below:

    First name: Wei

    Last name: Zhang

    City: Shenzhen

    Province: Gongdong

    Country: CHINA

    Zip Code: 518000

    Address: B1803 Futian Trade Building , Huaqiang Bei Road FuTian District, Shenzhen, China

    After you payment. Pls send us the MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number), then we can check your payment western union.

    2. Pay by bank transfer our account below:

    Beneficiary Name: CHENG TANG LIN

    Bank Name: BANK OF CHINA

    Beneficiary Account: 6217856400007146633

    Swift Code: BKCHCNBJ720

    City: Fuzhou

    Province: Fujian

    Country: CHINA

    Zip Code: 518000

    Address: B1803 Futian Trade Building , Huaqiang Bei Road FuTian District, Shenzhen, China

  4. chris August 6, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    fellowbeau.com is a fraudulent website. Please potential job seekers who might be interested in working as a male escort/chaperone should desist from using the website.

    The website claims to have the following contacts:
    Address:
    Talbot House, 248 Rayners Lane, Harrow,
    HA2 7HH

    Phone:
    0845 686 4541

    Transit:
    Rayners Lane

    Email applications:
    Recruitment@FellowBeau.com

  5. Lisa Layton August 31, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    Thay have just ripped off my boyfriend of £300, he booked a secret hotel and originally it was reduced to £159 in which he paid by card and told payment has gone through and he will get confirmation of the name of hotel, a few hours later he got an email saying its been declined and now have to wait 10 days for money back, so we now have no hotel room no money even though sufficient funds are on the card and cannot be declined and thay have taken full £300.

  6. Syril Ram September 1, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    Worldwide Overstocks (worldwideoverstocks.com) is a scam website. They charged me 56.99 for a hard drive that I never got. After complaining to paypal they switched my order status to REFUNDED, without refunding any of my money. I’ve left them 8 or 9 messages and never got any response.

  7. Jean September 10, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    This site is NOT the official site through which to book your driving theory test but is returned top of the search list. DO NOT USE IT!! They overcharge by 50-60%. They look like the official site, but are not. They are based in Arizona, maybe part UK, part USA, part Dutch owned. Refer to scamadviser.com for more information.
    My daughter was inexperienced enough not to suspect them and paid the price.

  8. Sara October 1, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    I was ripped off $800us by http://www.greaterelectronicshop.com.

    When I tried to pay for 2 samsung tablets online at their payment site, the payment process failed. Within a few seconds someone by the name of Fernando Farfan from email address: contacted me directly and urged for the payment via Western union ASAP. He promised that the items are ready to be delivered and the transfer needed to be made now.

    So I wired them the cash via western Union.

    After they’ve received the payment, they advised me that the items are being withheld by the Swiss Custom with a charge of $350, it was required before they can release the items to me and If I was willing to increase my order to 4 tables, they will waive the charges but I will have to pay an additional fee of $620us.

    I was doubtful and requested for the ‘tracking number’ of the delivery to find out from Swiss custom but Fernando Farfan refused. Excuse was that the details are with the BOSS is on a business trip in Africa, he will only release them when the final payment was made.

    After some emails, I reluctantly agreed to pay a fee of $620us to finalise the delivery.

    I was asked to wired the cash to someone in Nigeria

    Of course, by this time my suspicions were confirmed, so I refused to pay any more money and asked for my money back. I was denied my refund or the goods.

    Also, I was notified by my bank today that they (greaterelectronicshop.com) have my credit card details and they’ve tried to take money from my account without my knowledge. To my relief, the transactions were rejected.

    Do not purchase anything from them. They are a scam!

  9. Niraj Kumar November 7, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Roozgaar.com is a scam
    It haa cheated lots of young people in the name of job.

  10. Harold Stoner November 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    I checked Google for some to bad picture program (Sandeep Paul.global Services Private Limited, https//secure.logmeinrecue.com
    I called the number and he said he worked for Microsoft on Photo Gallery software, so I give him control of the computer. He said that I had over 600 contamined programs that I needed to turn it over to one of his software people for a fee. .I said.that
    my computer man would take care of it. He found only program that that was making it have a problem. I found out he has 2 numbers on Google an he answer both.
    The numbers are 1-855-659-3751 and 1-855-310-3751.I could tell you that I used the same guy by his Indian(New Deli) accent and he got me for over $150,00 dollars another time

  11. seth December 1, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    i paid for my order and they kept saying “check back in a hour” then it turned into “check back in a day” they screwed me out of 22$real life money for runescape gold. and i dont want others to go through 2 days of hell like i did, please shut this catastrophic site down! i have pics showing they go 10 mins without talking and sometimes they dont even say anything. dont let people get scammed.

  12. willl mass December 20, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

    this sit is a ripper site beware they rippe my money thinking that they can exchange perfect money to bitcoin but they how rippers.https://xzzx.biz or xzzx.biz beware they have rating from google and other site too but they how ripper

  13. Lilly December 27, 2013 at 4:43 am #

    This website takes your information, and then hacks your computer with viruses. Please don’t use it

  14. Josh December 29, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Be aware of this fake website:

    http://www.canadapharmacy24h.com/catalog/Allergies.htm

    I have just been scammed by this website, which is a complete fake pharmacy.
    The websites extract money out of your credit card without generating any order numbers or confirmation email. It does not even give you an email to contact them and only way is through their contact us form, which does not go anywhere.

    How can such people exist in this world, who rob the sick people.

  15. Lauri January 20, 2014 at 3:26 am #

    this website should be removed. they take peoples payments and seem very real. and they dont send you your items. there website has people commenting sying its happened top them to.

    IT SHOULD BE REMOVED OFF GOOGLE!!!!!!!!!

  16. Angela January 22, 2014 at 1:43 am #

    This website is FRAUDULENT.

    DO NOT buy anything from this site. I have been SCAMMED $129 and have tried contacting the website on several occasions to find out where my order is and get no response!

    Disgusting that there are people out there doing this!

  17. Angela January 22, 2014 at 1:44 am #

    http://www.marvelcomicshoes.com – This website is FRAUDULENT.

    DO NOT buy anything from this site. I have been SCAMMED $129 and have tried contacting the website on several occasions to find out where my order is and get no response!

    Disgusting that there are people out there doing this!

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  18. suzi January 22, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

    Avoid! It s not an official passport website they charge you 69£ !for printing an application form for UK passport which can be obtained for free from any post office.very misleading website. Unable to contact the company by email or phone.