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£5 budget......Charged £159.53??

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Hi.

I set up a campaign for a youtube video with a £5 budget. Didn’t want to spend too much as I am new to this. Checked the video about a day later and was delighted to see how many views it had generated. To ensure all was in order, I checked my adwords account and was horrified to see total costs standing at £159.53!!! I only wanted to spend a fiver! Panic! I cancelled my adwords account straight away. I do hope I don’t get charged the amount displayed. I can’t afford that! Why has this happened??

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September 2015

Re: £5 budget......Charged £159.53??

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As you've already noticed on this thread (https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Billing/Video-campaign-Daily-Budget-set-at-2-Total-cost-186/... you will not be charged more than your daily budget x 1.2 x number of days your ad has been running.

Please do not post several times regarding the same issue in the future, as it clutters the community unnecessarily.
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Re: £5 budget......Charged £159.53??

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Thanks for getting back to me. I was worried no one would get back to me thats why i asked my own question. It wont happen in future. I feel reasured. If it indeed a mistake as you say i will proberly use adwords again. Thanks agsin.