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Google AdSense Spam? [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, October 18, 2009
14 years ago2,940 views

Three days ago I received a message supposedly from the Google AdSense team (Google Adsense"<adsense-adclicks-noreply[put at-character here]>).

Looking to the headers of the message it says "Received: from"

"Authentication-Results:; spf=softfail ( domain of transitioning adsense-adclicks-noreply[put at-character here] does not designate XX.XXX.XXX.XX as permitted sender"

It was in my spam folder and no "to" address was specified. New kind of spam or something? although I don't see the point. The message below.


While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense
account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers. Since
keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage our
advertisers in the future, we've decided to disable your account.

Please understand that we consider this a necessary step to protect the
interests of both our advertisers and our other AdSense publishers. We
realize the inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you in advance
for your understanding and cooperation.

If you have any questions about your account or the actions we've taken,
please do not reply to this email. You can find more information by


The Google AdSense Team>>

Alun John [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I just got one of these, too. My thoughts were, like you, why? I then got to thinking that probably this is a huge spam mailing and they are trying to identify active email accounts and hoping that people will respond saying, "what the hell do you mean my account is suspend?" [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

No, it's spam. With the mail comes a HTML file. When you open this file you will be redirected with a metatag to a AdSense phishingpage. The website is hosted on a free hosting service. Also note that no receiver is specified. [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Oops I was ready your anser wrong, yes it was spam indeed :-).

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