Phishing Google Adwords Email and Website - Warning - Your AdWords Account
January 19, 2015
April 14, 2014
The email message below with the subject: "Warning: Your AdWords Account," is a phishing email message designed to steal your Google or Adwords username and password. The email message is a fake and was not sent by the Google Adwords Team. Every day, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick persons into entering their usernames and passwords on fake or phishing websites.
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The Phishing or Fake Google Adwords Email Message
From: Google AdWords (adwordreply @adwords-se.com)
Sent: Sun 4/13/14 9:55 PM
Subject: Warning : Your AdWords Account
Dear Google AdWords Member,
we found several potentialy untrusted authorizations in your account.
please click the link below to Solve Ad words Account Problem
The link in this email message will take you to the fake Google Adwords website below:
Once you have entered your username and password on this fake website, it will be sent to the scammers behind this phishing email message.
If you were tricked into entering your username and password on the fake Google Adwords website, please change your password immediately.
Never click on a link in an email message to sign into any of your online accounts. Always go directly to the website by typing the website’s address in your web browser. So, if receive an email message about your Google Adwords account, instead of clicking the link in the email message, go to http://www.google.com/adwords.
Doing this, will ensure that you are on Google Adwords website, and not some fake website designed to steal your username and password.
Also, to secure your account against password theft, we recommend that you use the Google 2-Step Verification process.
What is Google 2-step verification?
This is the process of configuring your Google account to ask for a verification code that Google will send to your mobile phone via a SMS text message or a voice mail upon login. This process helps protect you against a hacker who may use a malicious program to infect your computer or a phishing scam to steal your Google username and password.
For more information about the Google 2-Step Verification process, please click here.
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