Google Business Profiles are free, but that hasn’t stopped scammers from trying to profit from them for years. More than 2,000 Google Business Profile scams were reported every month this year through July, for a total of more than 17,000, according to Hiya. Here are two examples out of more than 100 variations of messages people have received from these fake “Google partners”:“Business owners, your Google Business Profile has not been registered with Google. We’re calling from Online Listing Group because your Google Business listing needs attention. Google filed a lawsuit against the company G Verifier in November for allegedly charging business owners money for free Google Business Profiles, selling fake reviews and promising first-page rankings.