Would you let your website domain name expire? If you do, you run the risk of someone buying your domain name out from underneath you.
This leads us to Google+ and Bank of America. Someone brandjacked their site and placed the following phrase on the page,
“We took your bailout money and your mortgage rates are going up.” As of this writing, the Counterfeit Bank of America Google+ CompanyPage was still online.
Here is the Official Bank of America Google+ Page. Notice, this page is verified by Google+.
According to a Fox News Report, it took almost a week before officials at Bank of America began to take action against this injustice. The report,
“The no-longer-available page was clearly a satire of the giant bank, possibly one created by the “Occupy” protesters or the hacker group Anonymous, Wisniewski suggested. And the mocking posts on the page are obviously not from the real bank.”
“Starting tomorrow, all Occupy Wall Street protestors with Bank of America accounts around the country will have their assets seized as part of BofA’s new Counter-Financial-Terrorism policy,” reads one post from Nov. 8. “You will sit down and shut up, or we will foreclose on you.”
The following article highlights the urgency to do this especially when Google+ is currently verifying company pages at a very slow rate.
Once again, claim your company brand on Google+ Company Page. The process is very easy to accomplish in a matter of minutes and it might be the best couple of minutes you spend on Google+ Company Pages.