Adwords Spam – Phishing for minnows

I came into the office this morning to be faced with an email from a very worried client. It seemed from the email that they had received overnight that their Google Adwords account had been playing up and been hacked …even worse still been paused!!

DO NOT CLICK AND SIGN IN……….




We stopped running your Google ads this morning (Monday, September 26, 2011).

Dear AdWords Advertiser,

We had encountered a number of issues when reviewing your ads this morning and we stopped running them. We will review them again and make the necessary changes that will allow to run your ads without any problems.

Click here to review your ads and let us know if we made a mistake.

We’ll often stop running your ads until we are able to make the necessary updates. As soon as we made and saved the changes, your ads are automatically resubmitted to us for review.

Please note: If you do not verify the status of your Adwords account and notify us if your ads do not appear online we can not help you and your ads will stay offline for the next few days.

2011 Google is a trademark of Google Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043

 

This type of thing has been around for ages now scammers out there asking you to sign in and gather your details then use your account!!

Advice either pass this over to your PPC Management Agency or contact Google direct on one of their numbers shown here and ask if it was them who sent it…..

About Dave Thomas

Pay Per Click - Well its what I'm all about. I started on this journey over 8 years ago and now run my own business in the paid search arena. Helping businesses overcome the continual struggle to understand and succeed in this evolving environment. I believe strongly in sharing what I have learnt along the way to all of Click Vision Media's client base so they can understand what it is that makes the SEM world tick. My company is growing fast - and we are finding that our consultative approach works for all of our customers and they prefer seeing us on a regular basis to talk through things whether this be in offices at lunch or my personal favourite on the golf course! My company work with clients at either end of the spectrum from small SME's through to large blue chip agencies and I am glad to say I and all my staff are friends with each and every one of our clients.....
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