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The Dangers of Solicitation Calls: A Cautionary Tale from Florida

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In today’s digital age, businesses are constantly bombarded with offers, deals, and promises that sound too good to be true. Solicitation calls, often masquerading as fake Google services, unscrupulous designers, or promoters of black hat SEO tactics, are becoming increasingly prevalent. While some of these calls may be legitimate, many are not. Falling for such tactics can lead to compromised website integrity, penalties from search engines, and a tarnished online reputation. In this blog, we’ll discuss the importance of being wary of solicitation calls and share a real-life story from a client in Florida whose Google account was hijacked, only to be recovered with the help of JABstract Web Design.

The Lure of the Call

Solicitation calls often come with enticing offers. From promises of increased website traffic to unbeatable SEO packages, these callers know just what to say to get your attention. But as the old saying goes, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

A Florida Business’s Nightmare

One of our clients, a small business owner in Florida, learned this the hard way. They received a call from a company promising to boost their Google My Business (GMB) listing. Eager to increase their online presence, they provided the caller with access to their GMB account.

Within hours, they lost control of their account. The hijacker changed the business’s contact information, hours of operation, and even posted misleading information about the company. This not only led to a loss of potential customers but also damaged the business’s reputation.

JABstract Web Design to the Rescue

When the business owner realized what had happened, they immediately reached out to us at JABstract Web Design. Our team quickly jumped into action. We liaised with Google, provided necessary documentation, and after a rigorous verification process, were able to recover the hijacked GMB account.

Our Proactive Preventative Security Services

At JABstract Web Design, we understand the importance of safeguarding your digital assets. Our Preventive Security Package is designed to proactively protect your website from potential threats. We employ cutting-edge security measures, including real-time monitoring, firewall protection, regular vulnerability scans, and malware detection. By implementing our preventive security package, you can have peace of mind knowing that your website is shielded against potential cyber threats, ensuring its uninterrupted performance and the safety of your valuable data.

Virus Removal Services

In the unfortunate event that your website is compromised, our Virus Removal Services come to the rescue. We specialize in identifying and resolving website infections swiftly and efficiently. With our comprehensive knowledge of the latest security threats and advanced tools, we’ll thoroughly clean your website, removing any malware or suspicious code that may be compromising its integrity. Trust us to restore your website’s functionality and protect it from future attacks.


The digital landscape in Florida and beyond is filled with opportunities, but it’s crucial to tread with caution. By being vigilant and partnering with trusted experts like JABstract Web Design, you can safeguard your business from the pitfalls of solicitation scams and ensure the security of your online presence.

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