Report Fake Google Reviews Before It's Too Late — 4 Steps

Remove Negative Reviews & Photos Report Fake Google Reviews Before It's Too Late — 4 Steps

Report Fake Google Reviews Before It's Too Late

When you run a business, reviews are a great way to draw attention to what you are offering. However, negative reviews can quickly ruin a business's reputation. While some legitimate bad reviews are bound to happen since you can't please everyone, fake bad reviews need to be taken care of. Therefore, if you own a business, it is important you know how to .

Along with reporting a Google review, it is also helpful to know how to delete Google reviews. You can also delete reviews on sites like YelpFacebook, and Amazon. You can even get photos removed from Google business.

If you need assistance getting fake Google reviews reported, DoNotPay can help.

Can I Delete Fake Reviews on Google?

As a business owner, you do not have the power to delete Google reviews on your own. This is likely because it would allow you to delete any negative reviews, which isn't fair to consumers trying to make a decision about your business. However, you can  to take a look at.

How to Flag/Report a Fake Google Review

If you want to remove reviews from your Google profile using your Android device, you can do so using one of the methods below.

Through Google Maps

Here’s how you can report a fake Google review through Google Maps:

  1. Go to the Google Maps app on your Android device.
  2. Open your Business Profile on the top right of the page.
  3. Click on Reviews.
  4. Find the review you believe is fake.
  5. On the review, tap More and then Report review.
  6. You can also flag a user by tapping on their profile, clicking more, and then click  Report profile.

Through Google Search

Here’s how you can report a fake Google review through Google Search:

  1. Open up Google on your Android device.
  2. Go to your Business Profile.
  3. Click on Reviews.
  4. Select the review you want to report.
  5. Click on More and then Report review.

You can also flag reviews from a desktop or Apple device using essentially the same directions.

Reasons Why Google Will Delete a Review

Here is a list of content that would cause Google to delete a review.

Spam and fake contentOff-topic content
Restricted contentIllegal content
Terrorist contentSexually explicit content
Offensive contentDangerous and Derogatory content
ImpersonationConflict of Interest

When Will Google Delete the Reported Review?

There is no definitive timeline on when Google will delete the review you reported. It mentions on the Help Page that it can take some time. A lot of it depends on how many reviews have been reported ahead of you and how clear-cut your complaint is.

What to Do if Google Does Not Delete a Review

If Google refuses to delete a review, you do have some other options.

  • Contact the customer to see if you can get the issue resolved. Then, they can delete it on their end.
  • Reply to the review and try to get to the bottom of the issue.
  • You can also use DoNotPay's Sue Now product if the review is defamatory.

How to Remove Fake Negative Reviews Using DoNotPay

If you are having trouble getting Google to delete a fake negative review, DoNotPay can help. Sometimes, a business reporting a review isn't enough to get it taken down. Google doesn't want business owners to be able to easily delete negative reviews so that it looks like their business only receives positive ones. However, if multiple consumers also report the review, it makes it more likely Google will take it down.

DoNotPay can help with this by reporting your fake negative reviews as a consumer. You explain to us why you believe Google should remove the review, and then we file a report against the review.

Here is how the process works.

  1. Select which platform the review was posted on.


  2. Enter the url to the review and upload a photo to help us identify it.


  3. Indicate why you want to report the review and also provide a detailed description.


  4. And that's it! We'll report the review so that it gets investigated by the platform and taken down once they determine it's inappropriate.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

Helping you get damaging fake reviews off your business profile is just one way that DoNotPay can help. Here are some examples of other things we can do to improve your life.


Word of mouth is an integral tool for developing a business. Reviews on Google are a great way to spread positive news about what you are doing as a business. However, fake negative reviews can quickly make it seem like your business isn't all that great. Google has a process for dealing with fake reviews, but the review has to meet Google’s requirements to be taken down.

DoNotPay can help you get fake reviews removed from Google by sending in a complaint against the review as a consumer. Join DoNotPay today to report fake Google reviews instantly!

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