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about 50% of us in this forum are entirely dependent on adwords
because the alternatives arent adequate
if you dont need adwords
if you do you dont have a choice
live with it
The bogus ads racked up over $12,000 in charges in one day. I wouldn't have known but google sent me an email to inform me of the fraudulent charges and gave me the option of paying them and then getting a credit (no thanks) or waiting for them to do a write-off of the charges.
They suggested this had happened due to some kind of malware on my machine. I know it wasn't from an phishing email so I guess I'll have to do a thorough scan of my computer!