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Suspicious Google Adsense Mail

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by warp0011, May 24, 2010.

  1. warp0011

    warp0011 Junior Member

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    I received this email today claiming is email from Google Adsense but I suspect it is a fraud email.

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    Mail Title: You're eligible to receive an AdSense Payment
    Sender: adsense-noreply@googleinc.com

    Hello,
    According to our records, you've passed the payment threshold and are eligible to receive an AdSense payment later this month -- if you have no holds on your account.

    You have until end of day Pacific time (GMT -8 hours), on the 15th of this month, to resolve any account issues and still be included in this month's disbursement.

    To make sure this your account is in good standing to receive a payment, please log into your account at https://www.google.com/adsense/?sourceid=aso&subid=ww-en-em-20100508-53530&medium=email .
    You'll see more information in the pink box on your Overview page when you log in. If you are already testing the new AdSense interface, you'll find more information under "Alerts" on your Overview page.

    Remember, if EFT is available in your country, we encourage you to sign up. For more information please visit: https://www.google.com/adsense/supp...so&subid=ww-en-em-20100508-53530&medium=email

    Congratulations! We hope you receive your payment soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Google AdSense Team

    Google Ireland Ltd.
    Gordon House
    Barrow Street
    Dublin 4
    Ireland

    Registered in Dublin, Ireland
    Registration Number: 368047

    Google Inc.
    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
    Mountain View, CA 94043
    USA

    Email Preferences: You have received this mandatory email service
    announcement to update you about important changes to your Google AdSense account.

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    I click on the link and it redirect me to http://google.com.adsense.login.ado...903&nui=15&rm=hide&fpui=3&roec=Captcha&pofce=

    and the page showing message:

    Reported Web Forgery!

    This web site at google.com.adsense.login.adoptingdog.net has been reported as a web forgery and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

    Web forgeries are designed to trick you into revealing personal or financial information by imitating sources you may trust.

    Entering any information on this web page may result in identity theft or other fraud.

    Anyone having receive the same email as I do?
     
  2. TwistedMarketing

    TwistedMarketing Regular Member

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    Its a phishing email. His main domain is adoptingdog.net

    Do not login using this link. He will get to know your email and password.
     
  3. warp0011

    warp0011 Junior Member

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    Thanks. It just look so real.
     
  4. MrSmith

    MrSmith Newbie

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    Thats why I always copy & paste urls :)
     
  5. littleg2008

    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    yeah, as long as the link goes to www.google.com then you are fine.

    Just hover your cursor obver it to see the url path
     
  6. jarby

    jarby Registered Member

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    Wow, thanks for the heads up. Received one a couple of months ago, and I nearly gave in.

    Thanks for the advise. :)
     
  7. csgcsg2

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    I am curious, phising aside, how he knows you pass the threshold mark?
     
  8. TwistedMarketing

    TwistedMarketing Regular Member

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    Most probably he does not know. He wrote about "threshold" to probably get more click throughs.