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Has anyone else had their tax information changed at Google Adsense?

  1. Barbara Kay profile image86
    Barbara Kayposted 17 months ago

    I received a notification that my Google Adsense tax information had been changed today. Did anyone else get this notification and didn't change anything? Should I worry that someone has gotten into my account?

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 17 months ago

      I got it and ignored it.  My info is up to date and correct so whether it is real and pointless or fake and spammy, I don't need to do anything.

    2. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 17 months ago

      Are you sure you didn't get a piece of phishing spam?  That's what it sounds like.

    3. FatFreddysCat profile image94
      FatFreddysCatposted 17 months ago

      I got the same e-mail last night, but when I checked my AdSense, nothing has been changed since 2011, when I first opened the account!

      I found this thread on a Google publishers' forum, seems that a whole lot of people got the same email too:

      https://productforums.google.com/forum/ … 1RmVK224cJ

      Most of the folks there seem to think the mail was sent out erroneously and it's just a Google glitch, nothing nefarious...but just in case, I wouldn't click on any of the links in that email to go to your AdSense account... Log in from a separate browser.

    4. colorfulone profile image86
      colorfuloneposted 17 months ago

      I did not get an email like that. Whew!

    5. FatFreddysCat profile image94
      FatFreddysCatposted 17 months ago

      Someone in the forum thread I linked above actually got an answer from Google AdSense about the e-mail:

      "Dear publisher,

      Thank you for reaching out to the Support team.

      As part of our usual tax process with the Internal Revenue Service, we often verify your tax information. Due to an error on our part, we accidentally sent you an email during this process.

      Please disregard this message, and rest assured that it wasn’t the result of unauthorized access or changes to your account. No action is required on your end.

      Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused you.

      Kind Regards,"

      1. SusanDeppner profile image82
        SusanDeppnerposted 17 months ago in reply to this

        Glad to see an official response from Google. I got it,too, and found a conversation about it on an Adsense forum with enough responses that I was confident it was okay, but always good to see an official confirmation. Thanks!

    6. SmartAndFun profile image91
      SmartAndFunposted 17 months ago

      I got that email, too. At first I was worried that someone had hacked into my account, but them saw a message online that Google sent it by mistake to a number of account holders. Whew!

    7. PegCole17 profile image90
      PegCole17posted 17 months ago

      I got the email, too. It freaked me out. Then I finally found and read that forum thread and realized the email was not directly addressed to me...probably phishing. Lost sleep over it, not about my pennies but my personal tax information security. sad

    8. Shades-of-truth profile image85
      Shades-of-truthposted 17 months ago

      I received that message, yesterday, and figured it was an error. Did not click on anything - simply deleted it. Evidently, a lot of people got it.

    9. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 17 months ago

      Thanks everyone for answering. I guess I don't need to worry. My main fear was that someone got my social security number and then applied for charge cards with it.