May 08 2008

Google AdWords Phishing

Published by Andromeda Edison at 4:22 pm under Phishing, spam messages

Been seeing a few articles recently about a new scam going around.

For anyone who runs a Google Adwords campaign, be warned about getting an email saying your payment hasn’t been successful.

If you get one, make sure you don’t click on the link. While the link looks correct when you click on it, it will send you to something like hxxp://www.adwords.google.com.fke21.cn/. As you can see, if you look at the end of the address, is definitely not Google.

Go ahead and check your account, but typing the address into your web browser yourself. Then you won’t get scammed (phished) our of your account information and credit card information.

Hopefully you have a good email spam filtering service (insert our marketing plug here) like ours (smile) and won’t ever see one of these.

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