Spam Google My Business Messages Targeting Lawn Services Are Out Of Control


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If you didn't know iGoPro Lawn Supply's owner is also a former lawn service business owner that now offer marketing services for lawn services along with selling lawn and garden parts and supplies.

Ryan gets an email every time one of his customers receive a message sent to one of his clients from their Google My Business account.  He's also hip to spam and fraud on the internet as all of his businesses are internet based.

Spam Google My Business messages are out of control in the Spring of 2022 but it seems that the lawn and landscape companies are a preferred target for these thieves.

How can you tell if a GMB message is spam? (Screenshots included)

To Ryan, the spam or fraudulent GMB messages are easy to spot but to people less computer and internet savvy, they may not be.

Let's take a look at 2 examples of spam GMB messages Ryan has seen close variations of 30+ times already in the Spring of 2022. 

More fake/spam Google My Business message examples will be added at the end of this article for reference.

Spam Google My Business Message Example #1

Fraud GMB Message Example

The message above appears to be fake because this is not how most people talk or type.  Stating his first and last name is the 1st red flag.  The phrase 'texting you concerning' is also very odd.  Finally, his question is essentially, "Do you do lawn care service."  This doesn't even really make sense - 'lawn care service' is vague.  If it were real, it would have said something like do you offer or are you accepting new lawn mowing customers or lawn treatment customers.

Spam GMB Message Example #2-9

Fake GMB Message

Real GMB Message Examples

This article was much longer and in-depth but the computer glitched...hopefully these examples get you the idea as I don't have time to recreate the original article - too busy fulfilling iGoPro Lawn Supply customer orders this spring!!

Respond To ALL GMB Messages

Please respond to the fake and spam GMB messages you receive so Google will not cut you off.  Plenty of  my clients get quality leads from GMB messages on a regular basis.  You just need to quickly sift though the junk and get back to running your business and spending your attention on your best customers and growing your business.

Ryan Sciamanna

Ryan is the owner and founder of Lawn Crack, Optimized SEO and Websites, iGoPro Lawn Supply, and iGoPro Marketing. After working in about every aspect of the lawn care industry, Ryan started his own lawn care company with a push mower and no experience owning a business.

10 years later he sold his business for a healthy profit and continues to serve the lawn and landscape industry with high-quality products and website and online marketing services. Ryan also offers free content to help new lawn care business owners and DIY homeowners professionally maintain their lawns!

You can continue learning on LawnCrack.com's or iGoProLawnSupply.com's blogs or the LawnCrack YouTube channel. Free resources are available for download on LawnCrack.com. Consider buying the eBook version of Cracking the Code to Profit in the Lawn and Landscape Industry. In the book, Ryan lays out exactly how he built a profitable lawn care business and how you can do the same.