AdWords Email Verifications Are Not Phishing Attempts

Mar 17, 2011 • 8:25 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Google Ads (AdWords)

Google AdWords EmailA WebmasterWorld thread had some Google AdWords advertisers being very suspicious over a recent email they received from Google.

The email was about verifying your billing email account and some other information. To me and many others that is a clear sign of one of the many AdWords phishing attempts we have seen over the years.

But Google told us in a Google AdWords Help thread that this email is actually legit and from Google.

Google's Bindu said:

Google recently notified invoicing customers about an upcoming change in our system. In this email, customers were informed that Google is currently verifying email addresses listed as billing contacts. If you received this email and you are not the correct contact person, you should reply to this email with the correct email address. We can assure you that this email was sent by Google and is not a phishing or spam email.

If you have a similar issue, please report it in the referenced link below my signature.

The link takes you to the AdWords known issue page.

So in any event, it is good that Google verified the email. It is just too bad for them that most people felt it was spam.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld and Google AdWords Help.

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