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Please please please, anyone, I had an ad campaign up for a small website and yesterday I jokingly put a large ($150) budget, and today I see the bill of $260. Currently I have nowhere near that amount of money and I am not receiving an income at all through my website. Currently I am extremely scared about what will happen, and I didn't know my website will recive attention at all, but It looks like 151 people clicked on the link, 15 people clicked on the affiliate links, but noone brought anything. 

 

Right now I am begging anyone that is a part of adwords to help me with this situation, I dont want any legal troubles, its only a small amount of money and currently I am thinking of selling a few  of my personal things to get this bill payed.  But if there is a way to cancel this bill or something I would really really like it. I am more than accepting a termination of my adwords account, I have learned my lesson.  

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Hi Moon,

As Moshe said, you will not be able to get a refund for traffic accrued when your campaigns were enabled. I hope that you have paused your campaigns or removed them, though, to make sure you do not continue to be charged for clicks.

If you have further questions, it will best to reach out to the AdWords Team directly, since they can look into the account with you: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/8206?hl=en

Cassie

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Hello there;

Google will not waive any charges.  All  charges for clicks accrued, until you stoped the campaign, must be paid.

Sorry I can't be more helpful.

 

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How long will the pay window be opened? I need to know this. Also, what happens if its not payed for?

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I also am EXTREMELY nervous about this. It was a big mistake I just hope Google can have a very long payment window before it gets even MORE serious than it is.

$256 isn't much, and the current income can get me to that goal in a few weeks.
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Hi Moon,

As Moshe said, you will not be able to get a refund for traffic accrued when your campaigns were enabled. I hope that you have paused your campaigns or removed them, though, to make sure you do not continue to be charged for clicks.

If you have further questions, it will best to reach out to the AdWords Team directly, since they can look into the account with you: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/8206?hl=en

Cassie

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This i think is a case of poor optimization and greed. Plan your keywords wisely and design better landing pages and most importantly put ads within your financial capabilities.Lastly i would advise putting ads on products and services you have control over because of time affiliates programs take to payout.

 

This was a newbie mistake and hope you learn never to repeat it.

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