I revealed Google ads that appear on searches for, for instance, “get an EIN” that impersonate the Federal government and fool Americans into paying for something that should be free. Google purports to ban the ads, but they were easy to find. (Google deleted some of the ads after I contacted them.) The continued presence of similar such ads – even after my story – shows Google’s inability or unwillingness to police the advertisers who pay to show up in search results to prevent users from being misled or defrauded.