Google Adwords Credit Card Scam: BEWARE!

Recently we’ve had two customers who were almost duped by this scam taking place. The first one called my client saying they were “Jake from Google and their credit card was declined and they needed a new one to activate the account” When my client asked for their number to call back, they hung up. The second came in this morning in the form of an email. Claiming that they need to update your credit card. DO NOT reply to that email or click on that link. Contact your ad agency, (preferably us) and they’ll take care of it:

rom: AdWords Solutions [mailto:customersolutions@adwords.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 8:25 AM
> To: ###@#######
> Subject: Account Expired
>
>
> Dear Member,
>
> Your Google AdWords account has expired. You must renew it immediately or
> your account will be closed.
> If you intend to use this service in the future, you must take action at
> once!
> We recently added a new security option named “INSTANT SMS ALERT”.
>
> To continue click here:
> http://webg3.com/accounts/ServiceLogin/adui/Log-on.htm
> login to your Google AdWords account and follow the steps.
>
> Thank you for using Google Adwords
> Google AdWords Services DEP.
>
>
> Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you
> will not receive a respons.

Ryan Walker

CEO Gazelle Interactive
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