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Adwords Fraud E-mail - Watch Out

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  1. accelerator United Kingdom

    accelerator Well-Known Member

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    I know everyone probably gets loads of scam e-mails, but I haven't seen this Adwords one before, and if it wasn't for Firefox anti-phishing, I might have got caught out as per usual I was distracted watching TV whilst going through my e-mails. Just be on your guard folks.

    Here's a screenshot of the fake login screen here, as detected by Firefox:

    http://www.webref.eu/images/adwords-forgery.gif

    The text of the e-mail was:

    ------STARTS-------

    Dear Google AdWords Customer,

    We were unable to process your payment.
    Your ads will be suspended soon unless we can process your payment.
    To prevent your ads from being suspended, please update your payment information.

    Please sign in
    to your account at Welcome to AdWords,
    and update your payment information.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    This message was sent from a notification-only email address that does
    not accept incoming email. Please do not reply to this message.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ------ ENDS --------
     
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  3. admin Spain

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    what a dangerous world we live in, thanks for the heads up.

    As a point of principle, anytime i want to log into my paypal account etc, i always launch a new browser window and type the url directly, just to be sure.
     
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    ratboy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I have had this one too. Always try and bookmark important stuff and open new windows myself.
     
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    Thanks for info.
    I will look out for this email and bookmark adwords and only access through it.
     
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