Warning for Adwords Phishing mails

Thu 26 November 2009 13:30, Editors

Warning for Adwords Phishing mails

The IrishWonder’s SEO Consulting Blog reports that there are Adwords phishing mails going around. The mails ask you to verify your account but the link leads to the phisher's domain instead of Google.

Filling in any account settings will lead to a hijack of your account, so be sure NOT to fill in anything on the site! An account hijack will not only mean your Adwords settings can be adjusted, but it will also allow the phisher to gain access to info like credit card data, personal data and more.

The e-mail states:

"We detected irregular activity on your Google AdWords Account.

Please use the link below to verify your account immediately:
https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=adwords"

Irishwonder suspects they are using a proxy running on a university server to send out the mails. So be careful with this! Let us know if you received one.


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