WebmasterWorld Google AdWords Moderator werty reports that he received to automated calls from Google's Chicago office about buying ads from Google. And I quote from the WebmasterWorld thread:
I pick up the phone and the message was slightly cut off the first time:
"Please press 1 if you spend less than $5000 per month, Please press 2 if you have the budget to spend $5000 or more per month and are interested in our Premium Services. Please press 3 if you are interested in job opportunities."
He then hit 2 and was transferred to a voice mail box in Google's Chicago office. A few minutes later, Google called him back, Google was on the caller id.
Normally, I would not trust such a thread. But this is from a legit source. I am shocked Google is doing this.
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