Make Google's Florist Ads Honest and End Floristry Scams

Make Google's Florist Ads Honest and End Floristry Scams

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Gordon Craven started this petition to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

PLEASE HELP THE AUSTRALIAN FLORIST INDUSTRY, BY ASSISTING THIS PETITION TO THE ACCC. THE DISHONEST BEHAVIOUR SET OUT BELOW, WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE ACCC INTERVENES.

Duplicitous (i.e, falsely stating to be at a location when they are not at that location) Fake (or phony) Florists take 25% to 65% in undisclosed commissions, they do not sell flowers, they just take orders and payments for the flowers from which they take their commissions. The fakers are known in the florist industry as "Order Gatherers".
STORY STARTER: FAKE FLORISTS AUSTRALIA
MORE Of The Story: ROSES ONLY REVIEW
MORE Of The Story: MEGS FLOWERS REVIEW

EXAMPLES of DISHONEST GOOGLE ADS, present an overall impression to consumers that a named florist is located at the location searched. This is a false impression as often the named florist is a fake florist that does not exist at the location searched.

These examples of dishonesty illustrate Australian florist searches with Google.com.au. This is a small sample of Google Searches, as across Australia there are thousands of similar results daily. Across Australia and the globe, Google generates HUGE REVENUE (in multi billions of dollars) from similar searches resulting in the Fake Florists getting to top of the page, which when displayed on a mobile phone is the first and only component of the page that is first viewed.
More info at: GOOGLE ADS ON A MOBILE PHONE & PRICE GOUGING

Real Local Florists find it extremely difficult to compete on this Google Ad platform because of the substantial cost and technicalities put in the way by Google.

CORRESPONDENCE to Google on this issue has been futile, as Google ignores the correspondence. Likewise, Flowerscorp displays the same ignorant attitude.

A definition of a Fake or Phony Florist (in the FAKERS GALLERY), is an internet business entity that does NOT purchase stock and arrange fresh flowers for sale to the public, and exists for the SOLE PURPOSE of representing itself to be a local and independent florist when it is NOT a florist at all, let alone a local florist. The purpose of this, is to gather flower order payments from consumers so as to extract exorbitant and undeclared commissions, before selling those orders on to Real Local Florists for the processing of those orders.
More Info at: DEFINITION

The irony is, that because Real Local Florists have had the original consumer orders stolen from them by Fake Florists, this results in a loss in revenue that compels the Real Local Florist to reluctantly process the Fake Florist order.

THE EVOLUTION OF A FAKE FLORIST CORPORATE MOGUL
Because more and more Real Local Florists are refusing to process orders for the fakers, Australian corporate entities FLOWERSCORP GROUP LTD and FLOWERSCORP PTY LTD (Flowerscorp), with a number of their own fake florist brands, have evolved into setting up their own company warehouse processing and delivery systems in some cities and regional areas such as Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, so as to service their brands which include "Roses Only" in Australia (sold to Flowerscorp in 2013).
More Info at: EVOLUTION

An investigation into Flowerscorp (with over $30 million each in annual revenues), who spend millions of dollars (90 per cent of its advertising budget) on these dishonest Google Ads, reveals how consumers are deliberately being misled or deceived by a behaviour of providing a FALSE impression to consumers that there are hundreds of Local Florist Shops across Australia, WHICH IN FACT DO NOT EXIST. This appears to be clearly in contravention of Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
More Info at: INVESTIGATION

The investigation reveals the massive extent of this behaviour across Australia and provides an example of the extent that exists on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, where literally at least a hundred phony florists have been set up by the Flowerscorp brands together with other unscrupulous operators in the FAKERS GALLERY.
More Info at: FAKE FLORISTS EXAMPLE

The investigation reveals the MILLIONS of DOLLARS in corporate revenues being achieved, part of which is:
• being STOLEN from Real Local Florists by way of the DISHONEST behaviour that is shown at the FAKE FLORISTS website; and
• recycled into Google Ads.

Legitimate florist businesses in Australia should not have to compete with dishonesty. Previous complaints to the ACCC have gone nowhere, and this petition to the ACCC is a result. FLORISTS are invited to support this petition.

Should florists wish to also make a report direct to the ACCC, there is also an online facility to assist in reporting complaints regarding:
• Google Ads; and
• Floristry Scams.
That facility is at: ACCC REPORT.

By chipping in (to Change.org) to promote this petition (which will unlock other potential supporters), a supporter can help a petition be seen by far more people, and get more support. Promotions are available for most petitions on Change.org and anyone can chip in, from the petition starter to signers. 

The petitioner has developed the Fake Florist website and the ACCC Report website and chipped in some shillings to kick this petition off so as to RATTLE SOME CAGES.

Now it's up to anyone or any florist business concerned with this dishonest behaviour, to assist in getting the attention of the ACCC.

SUPPORTING FLORIST BUSINESSES are requested to enter the business name in the surname field after the surname.

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