October 17, 2009

Google Adsense Account Disabled Phishing Scam

On Thursday I received an e-mail from Google AdSense saying that my account (dating back to 2004) had been disabled.

quotemarksright.jpgHello,

While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense
account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers. Since
keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage our
advertisers in the future, we’ve decided to disable your account.

Please understand that we consider this a necessary step to protect the
interests of both our advertisers and our other AdSense publishers. We
realize the inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you in advance
for your understanding and cooperation.

If you have any questions about your account or the actions we’ve taken,
please do not reply to this email. You can find more information by
visiting https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=57153.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Teamquotesmarksleft.jpg

But strangely as I kept logging into my account these last few day, it remained active. So I decided to wait until it was actually disabled to fill out the attachment in the e-mail titled "Invalid Clicks Appeal.html" and I did not click on any of the links.

I was hoping it was a phishing scam, but the e-mail looks so authentic and when you check online to read about other blogger stories, this is the exact wording and procedure that is sent out by Google.

Huge relief this morning. Thank you PC Magazine and Domain Name Wire for reporting that this notice is indeed a scam.

Be careful out there and don't panic if one of your worst fears lands in your inbox, Google Adsense Account Disabled, it may just not be true.

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