Advance Media Marketing Scam — Google Scam
Advance Media Marketing which is a trade name of Direct Claims Assist Ltd called me out of the blue. I run a local kiwi business in NZ doing panel beating and i don't usually have spare cash to spend on an advertising budget, however the sales person on the other end of the phone was very convincing and what they offered seemed too good to be true.
Advance Media Marketing/Direct Claims Assist Ltd whoever you want to call them claimed to be Google partners and they could get me on the front page within 24 hours. The amount of customers i would get from this would be astounding and would pick up my panel beating business within no time at all.
Apparently they could offer me an unlimited click allocation on the front page of Google and because they was partners with Google they could offer the service cheaper than anyone else. I was on the phone with them for about 45 minutes before they eventually conned me into the deal and took my credit card details.
It wasn't until the month later that I realized it was all an elaborate scam, I never got on the front page of Google and my business did not pick up. I was out of pocket and to add insult to injury they billed me for a further month and never let me cancel!
I know its my own fault for getting scammed and i don't want sympathy i just want to warn people out there about Advance Media Marketing/Direct Claims Assist Ltd and make sure nobody falls for this Google scam again!
There seems to be an influx of these Google scammers, i know not everyone selling Google services are scammers and its unfair to tar everyone with the same "Google Scam" brush. Just be warned about Advance Media Marketing/Direct Claims Assist Ltd !