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Can not report violating ad probably due to an error in the ad report form when the url is too long

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I was trying to report a scamming ad with the below form:
https://support.google.com/adwords/troubleshooter/4578507?rd=1#ts=6006595

The problem is that it states that the url is in wrong format, but I have just copied it according to the help (right click, Copy Link).
Is it possible that the scammers found a flaw in the report form and taking advantage of it? I have reported multiple similar scamming ads in the past, but now I can't do it anymore due to the form error.
The exact error message is: "Please try reformatting."
That is visible just below the input with the "Please copy and paste the ad's link location of the first ad *" label.

I have selected the "Misleading Advertiser Claims" and "Text/Image Ad" options.

That was the url (goes to a fake product page with fake testimonials and comments):
http://hu.search.etargetnet.com/generic/broad/go.php?action=ppc&cid=3&hh=gXf6NHdsFmf6NXYGjOjWMJRyUSN...

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Can not report violating ad probably due to an error in the ad report form when the url is too long

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Hi Istvan, try reporting the url without the UTM parameters.

Can not report violating ad probably due to an error in the ad report form when the url is too long

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No. The error message is wrong, I had the same and played a bit with the URL or the your email (caps?), or you picked the wrong ad format  to report about.

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Can not report violating ad probably due to an error in the ad report form when the url is too long

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That was an ad shown in the bottom of a Youtube video. And I have tried to report the url without any parameters, and tried to just shorten it, but nothing worked.

Can not report violating ad probably due to an error in the ad report form when the url is too long

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Hmm.... I don't think you can report using  the tool an  in display  YT ad

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Aren't these Adwords ads? I think it should work with these ads too. FYI it was an embedded video, so I could only click on the "x" to close it, and I didn't see any option to report it after I have closed it.

Can not report violating ad probably due to an error in the ad report form when the url is too long

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Thos are Adwords ads. Try to select "video / flash ads. If this doesn't work as the "general inquiries " complaint form.

https://support.google.com/adwords/contact/aw_complaint

 

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Thanks, will try it the next time!