Google AdWords Phishing Attempt Via Google Legal Subpoena

Jul 3, 2007 • 8:02 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Ads (AdWords)

A WebmasterWorld thread asks if an email his cousin received was legit. It basically looked like it was coming from Google Legal Support and made a claim that there was a civil subpoena between two companies.

Due to this, they have requested his cousin to hand over information related to his Google AdWords account.

I find this very hard to believe to be a real email from Google. Typically legal subpoenas are sent via signature request mail. Also, they would never request your account information - they already have access to that.

So beware of these unusual phising attempts.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Wow, this is actually a real email! I cannot believe that this can be possible. Eric Goldman reported the details and I have my personal thoughts at SEL with Google Keyword Legal Subpoena Has Major Competitive Concerns.

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