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New domains obvious Phishing - still Adwords approved?

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Current phishing site LOCALBITCONIES.COM

 

(a search for localbitcoins brings up their ad)

 

It's a Phishing site.  Adwords approved.

 

3rd or 4th domain that is a "typosquatter" domain which receives adwords approval and appears at the top - fooling unsuspecting users and stealing their username/login.

 

Domain Registrars defer to hosting companies

Hosting companies eventually take the domain down (so it's moved to a new host)

Google adwords keeps approving these phishing sites ads

 

How many phishing reports are required to have google label a site as suspicious - and does google adwords have an abuse department for obvious abuse of their advertising platform?

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Add locallbitcoins.com‎ to the list

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Please fill in this form and include a screenshot showing the ad and the landing page.
The form will be submitted to the team handles fishing for investigation.
https://support.google.com/adwords/contact/aw_complaint
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I've had a similar issue and filled out that form a few days ago. What's the average time to respond to something like this?

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@Kelly M

It should be have instantly removed, upon verifying the phishing by the appropriate "scam fighting team".

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