Google may have started to roll out verification badges for celebrities and public figures who have Google+ accounts. But, unfortunately, it’s not going to close the door to fraud on the fledgling social network.
According to a Google+ post by Googler Wen-Ai Yu about the initiative, verified accounts have a grey checkmark next to their name. Rolling your mouse over the tick, shows that it is a “verified name”.
So, for instance, Britney Spears now has a verified account on Google+ :