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I have got following letter:
This is absolutely WRONG!
I'm absolutely 100% sure
My account can not be be related to an account
That can i do? Please help.
[edited by: martinibuster at 8:37 pm (utc) on Jan. 25, 2006]
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That's sort of like telling the police, "You can't prove anything!" Well, that's not as convincing as saying, "I couldn't have killed that person because I was in a different country at the time. Also, I really liked that person."
What would have been more convincing is if you had said, "I really don't know what they are talking about since I set up this account myself, I've never had another account, I haven't clicked my own ads, I haven't asked anyone to click on my ads, I haven't engaged in click fraud on another site that I haven't been owned, etc. Not only that, I didn't notice any unusual patterns on my account that might suggest something wrong. This is very odd."
[edited by: humblebeginnings at 9:08 pm (utc) on Jan. 25, 2006]
Mac address of any computer that has logged into the two acounts
ip address of any computer that has logged into the two accounts
cookie on any of the computers used to log into the accounts
physical address of checks
current/previous ownership of domain names.
mail servers where emails are sent from
ip addres of sites
I expect there is an endless list of things google can check to see if you have something to do with the other account.
I'm pretty sure, their check list is tight.
But, personally, I don't believe Google do that or have sufficient reason to do that type of checking. They've already got more than enough to track most people (as pointed out by nicidivine).
One day they'll buy a credit reference agency. Then there'll be no escape ;)