Google AdWords: Please update your payment information

Google AdWordsOut of blue I received this Google AdWords phishing e-mail. I did a quick search and couldn’t find any single reference to it. So it seems that this is a new phishing scam.

Don’t click on the link and don’t try to use your login or password. Mark such e-mails as junk and do SHIFT+DEL to delete them.

Without even looking at this website I can tell that they will collect your login and password and do whatever they wish to do at their own will.

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Subject: Google AdWords: Please update your payment information
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Please update your primary and backup payment information, even if you
plan to use the same information. Please follow the steps
below to update your information and trigger our billing system to
process your next payment.

1. Log in to your account at
2. Enter your new or updated payment information.
3. Click ‘Save Changes’ when you are finished.

To update your backup credit card:
1. Visit the ‘Billing Preferences’ page, as described above.
2. In the Backup Credit Card section, click ‘Edit’.
3. Re-enter your backup credit card details.
4. Click ‘Save’.

To update your bank account:
1. Visit the ‘Billing Preferences’ page, as described above.
2. In the Bank Account section, click ‘Edit’.
3. Re-enter your bank account details.
4. Click ‘Save’.

Thank you for advertising with Google AdWords.


The Google AdWords Team


One response to “Google AdWords: Please update your payment information”

  1. Opps! I clicked but luckily Firefox warned me this site as forgery. I wish I coul dhave ready this post prior to clicking. Any way I’m still safe.

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