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Adwords account details phishing scam warning

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We’ve had a couple of these passed on to us this week, and we think that this is significantly worrying enough to issue a warning to our clients who use AdWords.

There is currently a scam email circulating, from adwords-noreply@google.com sent from people claiming to be "The Google Adwords Team". The email requests billing information and user details be entered into the page shown. The link then directs the user to a spoof duplicate of the AdWords login screen.

The URL shows the standard Adwords link text, but sends the unsuspecting user to (parts of the url are masked for safety) http://adwrods.google.select.*******.cn/index.html (Note the misspelling of "adwords" and the .select.cn domain.)

We would like to reassure our clients that any billing issues are automatically flagged up in the AdWords interface and as such, we will pass these on.

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