Yesterday, I, along with hundreds (if not thousands) of others received an email that appeared to be from Google. The email's subject line read "Google Adsense Account Disabled" and the email's from to looked to be from Google Adsense
Here is how the email looked in my mail client:
There were a few glaring issues with this email:
(1) The source showed a few things, but here is one item that jumps out at me:
Received-SPF: softfail (google.com: domain of transitioning firstname.lastname@example.org does not designate 126.96.36.199 as permitted sender) client-ip=188.8.131.52;
(2) The email had an attached HTML file, when you open the source of that file (which I don't recommend most people do), it has a redirect to a non Google domain (phishing site):
(3) I checked if my ads were displaying and if I had any message in my AdSense console and I did not.
So I trashed the email and went on. Then I noticed other people receiving this phishing email, which is why I am writing about it.
Do not fall for the scam!