Seek advice about fraudulent use of site

  wotbus@ 17:16 12 Feb 07

My friend has just called me asking what to do, and I don't know so maybe someone here can help.
She typed into Google her own website, and was surprised to see the autofill complete almost exactly as hers. Curious, she clicked the link and found practically all her own site details plus embellishments to make it more attractive (swimming pool etc which she doesn't have)! Booking details were of course different...
She has contacted her own webmaster but is there anything else to be done? She has also contacted Google.
Any advice in this very unfortunate matter would be appreciated. Thanks.

  PurplePenny 20:33 12 Feb 07

Does the other site claim to be about the same place?

  wotbus@ 08:43 13 Feb 07

Hi and thanks for the feedback. I have since had a look at the site in question (it's in India!!). It appears to be an international holiday site which is advertising my friends business albeit very inaccurate and without her permission? Perhaps they trawl the net and put sites of their choice on their own site sort of thing. I thought blagging someones else's site was a no no but know little about it. I will post later if and how it gets resolved. Thanks again.

  wotbus@ 09:50 15 Feb 07

It's in the hands of her solicitors.

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