-edit- WOW, talk about good support! I contacted a Google rep approximately 12 PM to report the fraud and by 3 PM it was resolved! Kudos to the Google Adwords team, specifically Katie W.
Just a quick reality check for you. Today I log into my Google Adwords account and find a campaign in there that I didn’t create.
That campaign had generated $1,600.00 worth of clicks to some spam site that were charged to my credit card!
Some loser got my password somehow and although it’s being investigated and that individual is going to sit in prison for a few years, I have to blame myself! It had been at least a year since I had changed that password!
So hopefully this is a good reality check for you! I’ve never given anyone access to this account, so it’s hard telling how they got it. My password should have been stronger (more characters and with letters, numbers and symbols) and I should have changed it at least a few times in the past year.
Go change your passwords for important online accounts RIGHT NOW if you haven’t for a while!
Do it regularly, use strong passwords and don’t use the same password for multiple accounts!
Hopefully my ignorance will help prevent the same thing from happening to others!