Beware of Phishing Emails Purporting to be from Google Adwords
There are currently Phishing emails circulating designed by hackers that claim to be from Google Adwords and asking you to log into your Adwords account. If you receive an email with a subject similar to “Google Inc – Accounts Notice”, be sure to thoroughly check the senders account details. Typically an official email from Google will contain email@example.com, but the phishing emails look something like this firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unsure as to the origins of an email, it’s best to delete it and check with your Adwords professional or log into your Google Adwords account and check the notifications section.
Sample images of the Google Adwords Phishing emails:
If you click on the link then enter the wrong password and if it accepts it, you will know that the email is an attempt to hack your account.
We have previously written news articles on similar email and internet scams, read more about them; Revenue Warns of Email scam, General Advisory: watch out for domain scams and recently Email Scams are Still Relevant in 2016.
As with all things related to online internet privacy and security be vigilant and when unsure about an emails’ origin just delete it and contact the actual authority to confirm it’s legitimacy.
Be Internet aware and keep your personal details private.