Beware of Bogus Adwords Email Scam

A few of our customers have received an email claiming to be from Google Adwords that looks like this:

Dear Google AdWords Customer,

Your ads have stopped running because we were unable to process your billing information. We will reactivate you account after you update your billing information. In order to reactivate your account, please sign it to your account at http://adwords.google.com/select/login and update your billing information.

This is a scam! Do not visit the site and do not enter your information.

You’ll see that the link ACTUALLY goes to: http://adwrods.google.select.swviyp.cn/select/index.html, NOT Google’s website.

In general, if you get any emails that sound fishy — asking for credit card or other personal information to avoid a bad outcome — it’s good to err on the side of caution. We’re happy to review any such emails to let you know if they are legitimate or not.