If you have a Google AdWords account and receive the following email, watch out:
“Google AdWords News Bulletin
We are once again monitoring quarterly account activation and deleting the accounts of users who have been inactive for more than four months and have no funds in their accounts
This measure is due to the fact that there have recently been more frequent cases of Google AdWords accounts being hacked and funds added from stolen credit cards
We hereby notify you that your account has been inactive for more than four months and is liable to be deleted according to our activation programme. In order to activate your account, you just have to log in using your registration data.”
There was more to this missive but this is enough to warn you.
My Google AdWords account is in perfect order yet I constantly receive these emails. Whoever is sending them is obviously out to get some information from me to use for purposes not in my best interest.
So if you do receive this notice, or any other similar notice from a bank or savings institution, do not click on the link. You may regret it.