To get that errant number out of Google, and gain yourself a little
peace, it's going to require a bit of three-way cooperation between
you, Intuit, and Google.
First, write a letter to Google explaining the problem in detail. Let
them know exactly which number no longer belongs to Intuit, and
include your full contact information so they may verify that it is
now your number. Send it to:
Google Phonebook Removal
2400 Bayshore Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Next, write a letter to Intuit. Explain to them that you are now the
owner of one of their old phone numbers and have been getting calls
for them. Ask them for their cooperation in getting the Google
listing corrected, and explain that you would like them to submit a
request to Google to remove that listing, referring them to the
address above. They'll need to include the full listing that needs to
be removed. Send your letter to:
890 Winter St. Suite 200
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
If you're more comfortable sending the letter to a specific person at
Intuit, give them a call during regular business hours
(1-781-839-1500) to find out who best to send your letter to.
To answer the rest of your question:
<<The phone company who "owns" this number, Verizon, obviously knows
changed three years ago, so why does it still appear on the web in a
bunch of places, and how to really stamp it out from Google and
...well, you probably *can't* completely stamp it out, unless you
resort to changing your telephone number.
The reason your phone number is still showing up online as Intuit's
number is because Google (and every other online telephone directory)
receives their information from third party providers. These third
party providers get their information by mining old (outdated!) phone
Some of these third party providers update their information every six
months, some only once a year, and some never at all. It's hit or
miss, and neither Google nor any other online directory has control
over when or if these providers ever update. Though it is entirely
likely that Verizon has long since corrected their records, there is
no specified "refresh period" for online directories.
In any case, writing to both Intuit and Google ought to get the Google
listing corrected. It will, unfortunately, not correct listings in
any of the other 600,000 online directories out there, I'm afraid.
I'm sorry there isn't a simpler solution for you!
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