Google Places Hit By Flaming Bag Of Poop

Jun 24, 2011 • 8:18 am | comments (9) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

Flaming Bag of PoopAn old childish prank has made its way to your virtual doorstep, Google Maps.

Everyone growing up has heard of or possibly participated in the old flaming bag of dog poop left at the doorstep of an unsuspecting neighbor. But have you ever seen it done virtually? I have not - at least not until today.

State Farm Insurance agent, Jeff DiBlasi, had his Google Maps/Place page vandalized with poop by someone playing a dirty prank against him. Here is his Google Place page and as you can see, one of the featured pictures is a poop diaper that leaked.

Google Places Poop Diaper Prank

Jeff DiBlasi said in a Google Places Help thread, "Someone put REALLY inappropriate photos of pictures of poo on my business listing."

He did report the image weeks ago but the image is still there.

Is this the new form of dropping a flaming bag of poop at the virtual doorstep of a neighbor or business you dislike?

Forum discussion at Google Places Help.

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Yam Regev

06/24/2011 12:50 pm

Ohhhh!!! How "nice" to see that not only locksmith spammers are playing this game but the insurance industry as well. Each couple of weeks, some of our competitors are uploading dirty images of their own (!) into our listings in Texas. I'll not tell you which part of their body they are taking picture of (ask Anthony Weiner). Anyways, when they are uploading those pictures to our Yahoo Local listings- our rep is deleting them instantly. With Google Maps that's taking couple of weeks.


06/24/2011 01:18 pm

These are all over google places.  I've been helping clients find/fix them 

Barry Schwartz

06/24/2011 01:19 pm

Well, maybe then I am the first to write about it. Either way, it is funny.


06/24/2011 03:26 pm

Lolz can't stop laughing. However feel sorry for the owner. Why is it taking too long for google to remove the picture ?


06/24/2011 03:52 pm

Oh man, that is sad and funny all at once.  Hey on the plus side, thanks to this article I would bet that poop brings you in more business.

Will Spencer

06/25/2011 09:10 am

My car was totaled once by a State Farm driver; I can totally understand the flaming pile of poop reference.


06/25/2011 06:53 pm

I've actually started offering the "remove bags of poo from Google Reviews" service and business is REALLY picking up. Just sayin!

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06/27/2011 02:30 am

The "good" to see that spammers are not only locks to play this game, but the insurance industry. Every couple of weeks, some of our competitors are dirty download pictures of themselves (!) In the list of Texas. I will not tell you what part of your body, take pictures (ask Anthony Weiner). Anyway, when they download the photos to our Yahoo Local listings, our representative is to remove them immediately. With Google Maps, which is to take a few weeks.   Viagra Generic Viagra Kamagra


07/01/2011 10:19 pm

Google Places Sucks I call this image "Places Feces" it comes up and demands that I click it every time I use Google Maps

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