Beware of More Google AdWords Phishing Scams

Jun 5, 2008 • 10:39 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdWords
 

Over the past few days, I have personally received about six emails from a phishing scam asking me to renew my Google AdWords account. The email originates from customersolutions--ysm@google.com but is really masked from the server pacobond.com, I believe.

The renewal link goes to http://yms-words.com/adwords/select/Login.htm, which is clearly not Google, so don't go there.

Here is a screen capture of one of those emails:

More Google AdWords Scams

Annoys me how they ask again, at the bottom, for:

Please remember to input your AdWords username and password correctly NOT your email and password

So, beware of these emails.

A Google Groups thread has a warning from an official Google rep that these fake emails are going out. Do not be fooled by them.

What do I do if I receive a suspicious email claiming to be from AdWords?

https://adwords.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=93198.

Forum discussion at Google Groups.

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Comments:

Ruben Zevallos Jr.

06/06/2008 09:37 am

If I'll belive in those e-mails, those I receive at least 20 per day... I was already dead... I think people have to think more before they act when they receive a e-mail... see the domain, remember when they did some business with Google and more...

No Name

11/06/2008 10:21 am

Hi, I've just received one of these through the email this morning. What gives it away as a scam is the email address it's sent to isn't correct, it's not even my address shown in the sent to field. Also I don't even have an adwords account with Google. But beware everyone as they do look convincing at first glance.

chad

11/11/2008 12:01 am

this is the newest scam taking you to: http://adwords.google.com.session-51631276453800848490.65461111157643744594.com69.ru

Sammy

12/20/2008 03:14 pm

*** BEWARE!!! *** "Google LTD AdWords" attempted to charge over $2000.00 to my credit card in the last two days. Fortunately, my card company caught and refused them. *** BEWARE!!!! ***

Sueanne

11/25/2009 02:28 am

I never opened the email. it went straight to junk and I deleted it. Thy still charged my card over $2K, I had to cancel the card to stop it.Beware of Apple updates that give you mobileme even if you don't want it. They are charging my card for over $3.day

Johnny

03/28/2010 11:05 am

They charged my AMEX card $377 without any response from me--AMEX caught it and I'll get a new card

Jpsancho

04/12/2012 01:46 pm

beware of putting your visa in addwords, bellow email form google: Thank you for contacting Google.  Regarding the issue with the AdWords account, with customer ID number   xxxxxx, that you had called earlier, I am sending you email confirmation of how the billing issue will need to be resolved. The company for whom you had set up the account will need to log into AdWords and change the form of payment from your credit card to a different form of payment in order for your credit card to be able to be removed from the account.  We are unable to make that change for you. Please contact the company  for whom you had set up the account to facilitate this process.

rufiya

06/20/2013 02:33 pm

Hello ! My name is Rufiya. I have problem how can i connected with you? (google ltd adwaords) my email.rumada5@mail.ru

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