Msg#: 3843149 posted 8:39 pm on Feb 5, 2009 (gmt 0)
A short time ago I noticed this thread, and immediately consulted with a colleague. Many thanks for the heads-up, good2go.
I have now heard back, and quote his reply below, verbatim.
Due to a bug in our AdWords interface which surfaced early this morning Pacific Time, you may have seen a message indicating that Automatic Matching was enabled in your account even though you had not turned it on. This message was added to some accounts by mistake and the error will be corrected today. No charges to any advertiser will result. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
Please note that for competitive reasons, I will not be able to post with further details regarding the Automatic Matching beta.
<edit> the word 'competition' changed to 'competitive'. I hate clunky writing in my own posts! </edit>
[edited by: AdWordsAdvisor at 8:47 pm (utc) on Feb. 5, 2009]