Science

Pinning down fraudulent business listings on Google maps

Pinning down fraudulent business listings on Google mapsA partnership between academic computer scientists and Google has allowed the search giant to reduce by 70 percent fraudulent business listings in Google Maps. The researchers worked together to analyze more than 100,000 fraudulent listings to determine how scammers had been able to avoid detection — albeit for a limited amount of time — and how they made money.A partnership between academic computer scientists and Google has allowed the search giant to reduce by 70 percent fraudulent business listings in Google Maps. The researchers worked together to analyze more than 100,000 fraudulent listings to determine how scammers had been able to avoid detection — albeit for a limited amount of time — and how they made money.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170418094532.htm

About the author

Aarian Marshall