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Google ads scam costs roommates CHF 1,000

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Oct. 11, 2018

Two roommates in Winterthur are warning about Google adverts after they were ripped off by a plumbing company.

Pixabay Google ads scam costs roommates CHF 1,000

Their sink was blocked, so they searched online for an emergency plumber using the well-known trade name ‘Rohrmax’

The plumber arrived and then demanded almost CHF 1,000 for just a few minutes of work. He refused to leave until they paid.

They later discovered the tradesman was nothing to do with the respected company, but had used the company’s name as a keyword in Google ads.

They hope to get their money back and have filed a police report.


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