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Plumbing Problems? Beware of Fake Business Profiles on Google – NBC Boston

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When you need a home repair, a quick Google search can help you find someone to do the fix. But the company you call may not be the one that shows up at your door.

Alex Polivy of Sudbury, Massachusetts, found a local listing for a plumber a couple of weeks ago when his hose valve blew off.

“I just Googled plumbers near me and Cornerstone Plumbing showed up on Google and had some reviews,” said Polivy.

The listing showed a Sudbury address on Boston Post Road and local phone number.
Polivy called Cornerstone Plumbing and they told him they could get a plumber to his house that day. They also sold him a one-year membership for priority service and discounted parts and labor.

“They said that would be $99 one-time fee or you could pay $149 service fee good for one year as many times as you want, plus 10% parts and labor. I said, ‘OK, sign me up for that, that sounds good,’ because I have other contracts with oil…

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