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Sunday, May 21, 2006

AdWords Class-action Lawsuit Emails?

I’ve received the following email, and so did some of you – I don’t know much about US law, could this be more than just spam?

From: Clicksettlement <>
Subject: Important Legal Notice Regarding Your Google AdWords Account

This court-ordered notice may affect your legal rights. Please read it carefully. If you purchased online advertising from Google between January 1, 2002 and the present, you are a class member in a class-action lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Miller County, Arkansas. This notice is to inform you of the Court’s certification of a class; the nature of the claims alleged; your right to participate in, or exclude yourself from, the class; a proposed settlement; and how you can claim an award of advertising credits under the settlement. Please read the attached notice.

You can get more information at:

Please do not reply to this message

Manoj in his blog replies:

It seems like a real mail but thats where reality ends.

1) It came to my email which is not used for adwords.
2) How can they get the email address of all the adwords users?

[Thanks Ken K., Manoj Nahar and Nathan.]

Update: Looks like it’s legit bulk mail, judging from Google’s statement. [Thanks Adam Lasnik.]


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