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Google Account Suspended for Misrepresentation

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Hello Everyone

 

My account has been suspended and the only email that I have received from google reads as follow "Your AdWords account has been suspended for Misrepresentation." I still am not able to find out what has caused the suspension and haven't even received any response back from Google. My website is http://www.kambo.io

 

I did not understand why?

 

Thanks

 

 

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Google Account Suspended for Misrepresentation

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Google is taking a strict stance when it comes to crypto-currencies and ICOs. There have been a lot of suspensions reported on here, although most of them are for 'untrustworthy business'.

 

I think one issue could be that this is a very high risk for customers, which is not made clear in any detail.

 

By the way, is this company authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority? You're missing details of the registration and terms on your website.

Google Account Suspended for Misrepresentation

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Thank you for your comment.

 

We are preparing this website newly.

We added T&C now http://www.kambo.io/

 

Some of similar companies can be promote their campaign, for instance https://www.saltlending.com/

I could not understand why suspended.

Google Account Suspended for Misrepresentation

Rising Star
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Rising Star

Crypto currencies are allowed to promote on adwords but they fall under the financial services. 

 

Your website doesn't clearly tell about your business model to the end user while you share other website do clear the things pretty clear.

 

You can read more about misrepresentation here:

 

https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/6020955?hl=en

 

And financial service requirement here:

 

https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/2464998

 


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Re: Google Account Suspended for Misrepresentation

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Crypto currencies are allowed to promote on adwords but they fall under the financial services. 

Personally, I don't think you can make this statement (you actually said a month ago that the promotion of cryptocurrencies were prohibited on Adwords - https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/AdWords-Account-Issues/Account-Suspended-Due-to-Misreprese...)

 

The whole issue with cryptocurrencies is that they are not regulated. With regular financial services, these are regulated by the local, state or national financial service regulator, but in the case of cryptocurrencies, there is no one overseeing them and ensuring there are safeguards in place for consumers.

 

I imagine at some point in the near future, Google will clarify their stance on cryptocurrencies and ICOs with a specific policy. Until that point comes, I would say anyone looking to promote a cryptocurrency or ICOs business through Adwords needs to take into account there is a reasonable chance that Google will not allow it.

Google Account Suspended for Misrepresentation

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@Andrew H

 

I checked the thread link you have given. For anas problem, I suggested him to use the block chain technology company and to avoid the cryptocurrency keyword later. Read the reply 8 on same thread.

 

Even further checking with the google on this, i found that cryptocurrencies ads are allowed as long as all risks and regulatory requirements are clearly explained and disclosed, similar to any other financial investments.

 

Read this thread for further clarification:

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/AdWords-Account-Issues/Advertising-Cryptocurrency-ICO-With...

 

 


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@Andrew H

 

Again i strongly believe that google will take the steps soon to block cryptocurrency ads like facebook already blocked the cryptocurrency Ads. 

 


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I agree - it seems inevitable. The majority of crypto sites are scams and Google will rule against them soon. I wouldn't start such a site if traffic from AdWords is important to you.