11 million fictitious businesses


Did you know that the Wall Street Journal recently reported that as many as 11 million fictitious businesses can be found in Google Maps?

The problem is that, according to the WSJ, “hundreds of thousands of false listings sprout on Google Maps each month,” and so these queries are “overrun with millions of false business addresses and fake names… luring the unsuspecting to what appear to be Google-suggested local businesses, a costly and dangerous deception.”   With AtoZdatabases, all the 15 million businesses in our database are triple verified, ensuring each record is a legitimate business at a verified location. As a library professional, the accuracy and veracity of the information you provide is critical. This is why more than 2,200 libraries nation-wide choose AtoZdatabases.