Email from Google Adsense re: PII sent in error

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  1. Judy Filarecki profile image85
    Judy Filareckiposted 3 years ago

    Does anyone know what this means? I just got this from Google.

    "Dear Publisher,

    We have now verified that we are no longer detecting PII being passed to Google from the account(s) under your control.

    Thank you for helping to resolve this matter."

    I haven't a clue about what they are talking about. What is Pll?

    1. bnayr profile image79
      bnayrposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Judy,

      I also received this. I run some checks online and it appears that many others also had received the same message. It seems to be just a bug on their part and nothing to worry about.

      Cheers, Ryan.

      1. Judy Filarecki profile image85
        Judy Filareckiposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for letting me know. I feel better.

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image75
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

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      1. Judy Filarecki profile image85
        Judy Filareckiposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Matthew,
        I just checked my email and there is an apology.
        Judy

  2. Judy Filarecki profile image85
    Judy Filareckiposted 3 years ago

    I do know that it is referring to my adsense account because they gave me the ID number.

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    Personal Identifiable  Information

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Linda - we were posting at the same time - can you clarify what that means in terms of the alert the OP got, and what should be done, or why the alert happened?

      I'm just curious, with the increase lately in hackers, etc.

  4. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

    Heck - that sounds scary to me (and I don't know what it is, either).

    Here's a link I found online. But I still don't know exactly what it means. Something about your personal identifier:

    https://davidsimpson.me/pii-viewer-for- … analytics/

  5. FitnezzJim profile image83
    FitnezzJimposted 3 years ago

    If I got an e-mail from someone that had a wording like that and that was all it said, I most likely would not bother with replying.  If I did reply at all it would be to say 'you are welcome'.

    Long story short, (I am not an IA expert) what you presented looks like a phishing attempt.  The fact that you are left wondering what it is about is the clue. The folks at google know enough to be clear and concise with their communications, and not leave you wondering.  As it reads my guess is that whoever wrote that does not know what PII is either.

  6. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    Here is what Google has to say about what a PII alert email means

    https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/6163366?hl=en

    I'm inclined to think it was a phishing attempt too, given what it says and how you received it.

    1. Uzochukwu Mike profile image60
      Uzochukwu Mikeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Relache,thanks for the reply. You suppose to be a staff here.

  7. Judy Filarecki profile image85
    Judy Filareckiposted 3 years ago

    Thanks relache. I almost hope it is phishing. I reviewed the written and video information that you sent me, and though thorough, I think I'm more confused then before. They through a lot of information at you in the video very rapidly, and I think I'll have to watch it 20 times to fully get the idea. Seeing as I never received any emails before with things for me to take action and they are thanking me for resolving the issues, I guess I'm all right.

  8. Judy Filarecki profile image85
    Judy Filareckiposted 3 years ago

    Marcy, I also read over the link that you sent and it sounds like Google chroma wants you to get PII on people. I'm just going to ignore the whole thing and go on with my life. I agree with the other responses. It is probably phishing. Thanks for all the responses.

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It might be a good idea to go into your Google Stats to see if they have sent you any messages.  If there is a genuine message, there should be a duplicate there.

      1. Judy Filarecki profile image85
        Judy Filareckiposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Sallybea. I'll do that.

 
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