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Am I being scammed?

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by adwordsasker, Dec 28, 2016.

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  1. adwordsasker

    adwordsasker Newbie

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    Basic overview:

    1) Banned keyword/trademark - wanted cloaker/account
    2) Found a person who then referred me on to several people who I have spoken to in depth on google hangouts - generally get passed from one person to another.
    3) Just as we are good to go and be live - there is some error and more bitcoins payments are needed
    4) I have seen the ads now live in google for 5 minutes, they were paused and now told need more payments as needs to be on a more senior agency account to ensure we wont be blocked, also told there is a £2k spend on the account included.

    I have seen screenshots of the account and it seems to add up but everytime something is paid for, seems to be one excuse or another and more payments requested. Everything is paid via bitcoin - people then saying they will refund me for x,y,z but will take 3 days whilst payments are needed instantly...
     
  2. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Possibly but you haven't provided enough information. If you provided them with complete campaign details and they keep asking for more money then it isn't a good sign.
     
  3. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    If you are asking that question then your gut is already telling you the answer!

    Also if a keyword / trademark is banned then how is it going to run and stay active??

    With the money you are spending, are so many more NOT banned trademarks keywords out there you can just target on your own without all these....'been passed around' by network of scammers!
     
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    Doesn't look good, from the way you described it.