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My Adwords has been link spammed - £2395.50 in 1 hour ! :(

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I am very shocked to login to my google adwords acocunt to find that yesterday my google adwords campign has been been spammed ramping up a bill of £2395 for the hour of 8'oclock.

 

I am devistated to think that my account will be debited for this amount in 4 days time from my bank. I would of phoned the google support team but they only operate Monday - Friday.

 

Has anyone came across an attack like this as such?

 

I'll be calling the support team first thing monday morning.

 

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Re: My Adwords has been link spammed - £2395.50 in 1 hour ! :(

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Hi;

WOOO

No one that can help   and investigate on Sunday

Pause the campaign and Call Google  (ASAP) on Monday.

Moshe, AdWords Top Contributor , Twitter | Linkedin | Community Profile | Ad-Globe
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Re: My Adwords has been link spammed - £2395.50 in 1 hour ! :(

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Thanks for the advice. I'll be doing that first thing Monday.

 

It's a shame the attack appears to have avoided the anti-spam systems within Google Adwords.

 

I'm praying google manage to find out who did this and my cost for that hour gets refunded but we will see Smiley Sad

Re: My Adwords has been link spammed - £2395.50 in 1 hour ! :(

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Ico - your cost will be refunded.

 

Google usually do this automatically within the billing section (albeit it's usually smaller amounts) and it just comes up saying "credit - adjustment click fraud" or similar.

 

Good luck.

Jack Porter-Smith
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