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A competitor in my field has posted several fraudulent reviews on his GMB page.  I have evidence.  One review clearly states that the customer was given a discount to post a review, which is against Google’s Terms of Service and (if I’m not mistaken) against the law.  Another review is from an employee of the company.  The company also had over a hundred five star reviews over the course of just a couple months, most of which came from accounts with only one review, which is highly suspicious.  Others came from people who had written several dozen reviews in a single day, clearly paid reviewers.  This dishonest business practice is harmful to consumers as well as other local businesses who procure reviews legitimately.  What can I do about this?
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Hi N Lawton,
You can report them, one by one, as inappropriate, please, take a look at this help center article that explains how to report reviews.
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Here's a clear example of a local competitor paying for reviews (look to bottom of page):

Can Google please take action?
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