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It is fraud.

Complaint Rating:  74 % with 23 votes
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Link Promotions
United States
Link Promotions has stolen $195. They called me some time ago and told that if I will not update my Google account, it will be closed down. They asked me to pay this $195 and then my account will be opened again. I did what they asked as they spoke very convincingly. It is fraud.
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A  22nd of Mar, 2013 by    -5 Votes
I do agree with your assessment of this enterprise. I suggest that you go on to Scambook and add your complaint to the others listed there. It would seem that Link Promotions are now compensating disgruntled victims!
A  20th of May, 2013 by    -4 Votes
Don't get involved with this company, they cold called me in November 2012 saying they were a dedicated team of search engine professionals who could boost the amount of traffic and customers generated from our online advertising i.e. an existing website by selecting key phrases from the website and link building using a Managed Google Local Business Listing, etc etc. I won't go on about everything they promised, but it was supposed to include regular reports and updates which show your websites new search engine position. I paid them £99 for this and their special promotion was to extend the service for 2 years.
After not having heard from Link Promotions for some months I tried emailing and phone calls but received no replies and was unable to get through on the number I was given.
Then mysteriously 5 months later I was called by the same salesman Joshua Wallsworth who was trying to sell me the same product again, and seemed to have no record or recollection that he had already conned me out of £99.
He sounded not at all concerned but said he would look into it, and call me back, which he never did, I tried phoning back on the same number but it just reverts to an answer-phone.
He sounded entirely convincing but is just another con-artist. Joshua if you are reading this do yourself a favour and get a proper job. They jail people for fraud you know.
A  27th of Nov, 2013 by    -3 Votes
Utter scam. They tried to con my Mum saying that she had already paid last year and needed to renew her SEO service.
A  3rd of Apr, 2014 by    -1 Votes
I have just discovered that they have by various means and my lack of diligence taken nearly £1k off me in dribs and drabs over a 2 year period. They appear to do nothing for what they charge. They retain card details and go on charging you and charging you and in addition call as well to tell you, that you owe more money because the renewal period has come round again! They call on an untraceable number and never pick the phone up when the number on their site is called. No feedback statistics are ever produced and so far as I can see they do NOTHING for the money. BEWARE.
A  3rd of Sep, 2014 by    -3 Votes
I'm sure it is a scam. A guy called Ross has been pestering my Husband saying he paid last year and if he doesn't renew his company's listing will drop the order on Google. Now my husband is pretty sure he knows the reason why he had to cancel a credit card last year because of spurious payments being taken from it. This time after my husbands insistence they even produced an invoice with head office address, company number and vat registration number, whether any of these are valid I have no idea. DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER
N  3rd of Sep, 2014 by    -4 Votes
Now had a telephone call from Dave at Link Promotions and said I would review my comment.
Yes it is a valid Company number ( not that I said it wasn't before) and cannot prove it was this company that took spurious payments from our credit card.
BUT
Their sales tactics are abominable and had to resort to these measures to stop them pestering us. I still suspect that they originally told my husband or his staff that it was a renewal when it wasn't.
Still don't believe that their "services" actually make any difference to our positioning on Google Search and
Still stand by my advice not to give anyone your credit card details unless you yourself have initiated the contact.

PS

There was also a suggestion that some previous comments were made by disgruntled ex-employees and that this website is also a Scam. I have no idea whether either of these things are true or not, I will let the reader make their own judgement
N  10th of Sep, 2014 by    -1 Votes
The Directors have been under investigation for from the past a Mr Nicolas Connor & a Mr Liam Brindle. Trading Standards have investigated so that tells you something. Also the person named as Ross is a young man working from his bedroom on a 50% split on the sale.
N  20th of May, 2017 by    0 Votes
@James Dennison i have reported them to blackburn trading standards when i told them this they threatened me !! they deny that they have had trading standards investigate them but i have been told they have, they were asked for telephone conversation recordings which they say they make when you complain to them but it seems they dont have them to pass to trading standards they ring perporting to be from google maps and tell you that your listing will dissapear if you dont renew . any one scammed report them to trading standards PLEASE !!!
N  3rd of Dec, 2014 by    0 Votes
I have just made a payment of £240 after being phoned by James Mathews who said my account had come round for renewal.
He said he was from Linkpromotions.net and was an authorised Google reseller and I would receive a pin number in the post along with a hard copy of a manual which would allow me to manage my website links and listings and keywords. After reading the above am I likely to see any of this?
A  8th of Jan, 2015 by    +1 Votes
Looks like i, ve been ripped off too. Same story, promised to put me back on 1st page and send an invoice that didnt arrive so looks like my £120 is gone forever so now I will not be dealing with anyone about Google over the phone.
N  30th of Jan, 2015 by    0 Votes
I have paid this company £240.00 They rang to say I signed up with them in 2012 to promote placement on the front page of google and if I did not renew I would be removed. I was given assurance it would serve until 2017 and I received, after chasing, a receipt in writing to this effect. Since, I have had several phone calls asking me for further money. Today one assuring me I had not paid anything at all. and that my listing on google map and on the front page was being withheld until I pay a further £199.00. When I refused, I received a further phone call and said I had found their receipt The caller Dave rang off and when I dialled 1471 the caller name withheld. I followed up by phoning the company and was told that I was on a renewal list and would be removed from it. Either this is a very badly run Organization or it is a scam. My placement on google hasn't changed from where it has been sitting for the past eight years so I suspect they have done nothing other than take my money.
A  8th of Mar, 2015 by    +2 Votes
I strongly suggest that you post your complaint on Scambook. I did this and eventually received my money back.
N  18th of Mar, 2015 by    +1 Votes
I'm a manager here at Link Promotions. We pride ourselves on our service and are always on hand to help out any of our customers with any problems, complaints or anything pertaining to their account online with us. We have an extremely large client base, 99% of which are very happy with the service provided to them. For the other 1% we will be happy to resolve any issues you may have directly over the phone or by email. You can contact us on 01254 433 703, 9am til 4pm Mon-Fri, or alternatively send us an email on sales@linkpromotions.net leaving your contact information and a short description of your query.
N  18th of Mar, 2015 by    -3 Votes
Adam Hughes works at Link is a complete scam artist! Hopefully this place shall be shut down soon
A  3rd of Jun, 2015 by    -1 Votes
I was telephoned on Monday but I couldn't speak to them & they called me back on Tuesday. When I asked who the company was I was told they were a Google Engage company authorised to work on behalf of Google. They explained that over the past few years I have subscribed to their services & I was up for renewal but if I didn't renew I would loose my rankings on Google & fall down the pages. I am not a genius with regard to the interent & finally agreed to pay £ 199:00 plus VAT to protect my web site & it's Google rankings. When I rec'd my receipted invoice it was from Link Promotions. At last (& too late) I had a name to investigate which is how I came across all these people who aren't happy, it seems like I have joined a massive club but I do intend to take this matter further.
N  13th of Jun, 2015 by    -2 Votes
I too have been the victim of this company. I have paid them for so called listings on Google pages and maps for my business. Although I have always been a little suspicious, as they phoned too often and were very persistent, I always received an invoice and receipt so thought they were legitimate. Until 1 week when ago when I got a call from someone called John from Link Promotions, saying that unfortunately they had not been able to place my business on the front page of Google due to competion from other web companies and I was due a refund. Although I did question this, and now admit I was stupid to believe it, I gave my account No. for the refund. But it niggled with me and I took steps to make sure nothing could be taken from my account. Just as well, for within 24 hours someone had tried to take over 2 thousand pounds from this account. Details now with Bank Fraud dept. I would urge anyone who gets a phone call from Link Promotions to put the phone down, they are a persistent but obviously criminals.
N  7th of Aug, 2015 by    -3 Votes
Liam Brindle Director
Paul Coote

i have done my research believe me, these are criminals who will be caught by karma
N  7th of Aug, 2015 by    -2 Votes
they have raked in altogether £450 in the last year off my family business. They are disgusting and need to question themselves throughly instead of conning everyone and themselves that they actually provide a servie
D  12th of Aug, 2015 by    +2 Votes
I would just like to again refer people to me earlier comment. If you have any issue please take it up with us directly. We are available 9am til 4pm Mon-Fri on 01254 433 703 or you can email us on sales@linkpromotions.net.

anonymous899 - if you have a complaint please call us or leave a number we can get you on, what is the point in leaving a complaint and putting your name as anonymous? it will never get resolved, please get in touch if it is a real complaint.
A  8th of Sep, 2015 by    -2 Votes
100% SCAM, telephone phone threat to take from my previously used bank card, claim they have the right!!! I insisted that I did not need their services but would not listen.
N  9th of Oct, 2015 by    0 Votes
Do not trust this company. all said here is as happened to me. They approached me saying would I like to renew a service they gave me in 2012. One I had never had, but convinced me I needed their Google map to get on the front page of Google, I paid and got a receipt for £250.00 to last three years up to 2017 and have since have been pestered for further money and services, I was extremely angry when several months ago I had my credit card statement and found they had helped themselves to £250.00 unauthorised money by me, having retained my card number and details. After threatening to approach my card company, and report it to trading standards I did get them to return the money however I want nothing more to do with them. A chap called Ross phoned me again this afternoon. I wish I had never dealt with them in the first place they are a nightmare, I have always had a place on the front page of Google. They had nothing to do with getting me there only pretend they have so it seems.. An utter scam

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