Here is an email I received that is targeting adwords publishers. It claims to be from Google stating that your adwords campaign has be stopped and that you should log into your account and find out why.
They have a link to adwords.google-lj. com/accounts/signin.html that appears as:
Click here to confirm that your campaigns are up and running 100% at this time.
The full scam is listed below:
Google AdWords – Campaigns stopped running!
Your Google ads have stopped running this morning (Monday, 21 June 2010).
Dear AdWords Advertiser,
Your campaigns seems to have stopped on Monday, 21 June 2010. Please login and check if everything is running without any problems. Also check if your keywords and phrases are linked directly to specific products or services.
lightbulbClick here to confirm that your campaigns are up and running 100% at this time.
We’ll often stop running your ads until we are able to make the necessary updates. As soon as we made and saved the changes, your ads are automatically resubmitted to us for review.But in this case some of our servers can not confirm if all ads are running 100% correctly, including yours.
Please note: If you do not verify the status of your Adwords account and notify us if your ads do not appear online we can not help you and your ads will stay offline for the next few days.
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I have just got an e-mail this morning, saying all my ads to my website have stopped, and i should review them by clicking the link. Of course the first thing i did was go to Google Adwords center and manually check my ads. They were running OK. Then checked one of my keywords in a google search, and verifyed we were showing up in ads.. Everything was OK. Deleted e-mail.