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Old 11-30-2010, 12:58 AM
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Red face Google Sent me this mail today - Adwords

Google AdWords Class Action Settlement Notice

from Google AdWords <adwords-noreply@google.com>
reply-to adwords-noreply@google.com
to amXXXX10@gmail.com
date Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 1:15 PM
subject Google AdWords Class Action Settlement Notice
mailed-by scoutcamp.bounces.google.com
signed-by google.com

hide details 1:15 PM (1 hour ago)

Google is sending you this notice of a proposed class action settlement that may affect your legal rights as a creator of an AdWords campaign between October 2007 and July 2009. This notice is being sent to you by Court Order so that you may understand your rights and remedies before the Court considers final approval of the proposed settlement on March 11, 2011.

This is not an advertisement or attorney solicitation.

A settlement agreement has been reached by the parties and is pending approval by the Court. Under the proposed settlement, Google will pay a total of $3,500,000 to the settlement class, including attorneys’ fees and costs, for charges accrued by AdWords users who left the “CPC Content bid” input blank upon creating an AdWords campaign, and were charged for content ads appearing on Google’s Content Network.

IMPORTANT. If the settlement is approved, your legal rights may be affected whether or not you act. You should therefore carefully read the documents filed with the Court concerning the settlement, the reimbursement of attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses, and the litigation generally.

Please go to http://www.largocargosettlement.com for full details on the settlement and further instructions on what to do to submit a claim, opt out of, object to, or otherwise comment upon the proposed settlement.

Please do not reply to this email.

Please note that Google will never ask you for password information or other personal credentials when sending you notices. If you suspect someone is improperly using Google's name or products to obtain your personal information, please report the message as phishing. See http://mail.google.com/support/bin/a...?answer=184963.

This mandatory announcement was sent to certain AdWords users in the U.S. as part of a legal settlement and was authorized by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.


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Old 11-30-2010, 04:42 AM
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Saw this one on an other board and it seems pretty fake to me
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:48 AM
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Saw this one on an other board and it seems pretty fake to me
I already have mailed this to Google team... Lets see what they say on it?

Which other board BTW?
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:25 AM
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Is this really for real?

I read this blog post last night on it but thought it was not real.

http://searchengineland.com/google-a...ent-bids-57190
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it might not be real and the website that they send you too doesn't look professional enough so i don't think it is real.
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:53 PM
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The legal system is heavily tied to snail mail. A class action settlement isn't going to be handled by sending an email and having you go drop all your personal info onto some website.

This has "phishing" written all over it. Anyone that gives personal data to that site is probably expecting to make up any potential losses when the nice fellow in Nigeria they've been sending bank info to finally comes thru with the money he's giving them.

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Old 11-30-2010, 02:23 PM
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Wow, those phishing scams are getting better and better everyday
I nearly fell for that one!
 
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:33 PM
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On second thought, I'm sure it's legitimate
As an apology for my previous misleading post... I will make it up to anyone that needs to enter their information by doing it for them. Just send me a PM with your full name, address, mother's maiden name, bank account data, and any a list of the numbers of any credit cards that you have.

I will take care of it for you, so you can simply relax and wait to get what you deserve.
 
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I also received this email into my inbox today and also forwarded to the Google Team.

I found some of the blogs and other web forums which suggesting that " YES THIS IS TRUE & JUST GO AHEAD WITH THE EMAIL RIGHT NOW!!!"

Which seems to me a apart of this drama! be aware folks!!!
 
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:44 AM
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I already have mailed this to Google team... Lets see what they say on it?

Which other board BTW?
Can't remember, maybe it was on DP
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Man I just got this email from Google and its accurate!!!

Hello ****,

Thank you for your email. I understand you have received a notice regarding the settlement of a class action regarding the AdWords system. Your receipt of this notice means that you have been identified as a possible member of the class. The lawsuit challenged Google's past practices related to how advertisers could opt in or out of the Content Network (now known as the Display Network). Our view is that the lawsuit has no merit and this settlement establishes no wrongdoing on our part. Unfortunately, we cannot comment on any claim you may have under the settlement.

Please visit the following website for further information: http://www.largocargosettlement.com.

Sincerely,

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Well, I got one of this as well; sounded legitimate. However, the authenticity cannot be confirmed by any way unless there is some statement or declaration from Google.
 
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might note be real and the website thank you they send you too dollar look professional plenty so i don't believe it is real.
 
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Google still has no reply on my mail regarding this phishing mail....
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I have got a similar email once and think it was legitimate. The sender address is <adwords-noreply@google.com> which is the official address that Adwords alway sent me a message.

I just read the discussion here and not sure if the mail I got was legitimate or not. Glad I did not do or send anything to them yet.
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lol, it says on the website "Please DO NOT contact the Court or Google Inc. with questions concerning the litigation and the proposed settlement."

Also suspicious a 2 posts member is the only one that says its legit
 
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Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal: "Law firm: $20M Google, AdWords settlement in the works"
"Susman Godfrey LLP said Friday it obtained preliminary approval of a proposed $20 million class action settlement agreement in a case brought by AdWords advertisers against Google Inc."


From Susman Godfrey's Website: Attorney Bio Rachel S Black
CLRB Hanson Industries, LLC et al. v. Google, Inc. (N.D. Cal.) (2008 - present): Represent nationwide class against Google for breach of contract, unfair competition, and false advertising relating to Google's AdWords billing practices and related disclosures. Obtained final approval of $20 million settlement in September 2009. Appeal currently pending before the Ninth Circuit.
 
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Google ad words is good way for advertising. Good ad words time consuming and take a lot of time and effort to make it successful.



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Google ad words is good way for advertising. Good ad words time consuming and take a lot of time and effort to make it successful.



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I think it is really hard to tell if that is legit or not although i agree with most people here. Lets us just wait for Google to reply on MIT's email. From there we might be able to confirm its legitimacy.
 
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