Our friends over at SEO Roundtable have noted that there’s a fresh round of phishing emails going out to Google AdWords clients. If you’re an AdWords user and receive an email entitled “We stopped running your Google ads this morning”, there’s a high likelihood that the email is fake and just an attempt to obtain your AdWords login information (i.e. phishing).
Phishing email scams are an everyday occurrence; however, if you are smart about things, you can avoid the perils of these emails. Our advice? Never click on a link in an email unless you absolutely, without a doubt, know it to be safe. If an email is urging you to login to your account on some well known website to check something, and helpfully provides a link to do so, don’t click it! Instead, just visit the site directly via your browser and login to check up on things. Common targets for phishing scams are banks, PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, and just about any other big name website.
To read more about the latest Google AdWords phishing scam, view SEO Roundtable’s article here.