Not sure if this is an old con or new one -- but thought I'd share

Got this email today …

Subject: Google AdWords - Why are my ads not running?

We stopped running your Google ads this morning (Monday, 22 March 2010, 07:09:50).

Dear AdWords Advertiser,

We had encountered a number of issues when reviewing your ads this morning and we stopped running them. We will review them again and make the necessary changes that will allow to run your ads without any problems.

Click here to review your ads and let us know if we made a mistake.

We’ll often stop running your ads until we are able to make the necessary updates. As soon as we made and saved the changes, your ads are automatically resubmitted to us for review.

Please note: If you do not verify the status of your Adwords account and notify us if your ads do not appear online we can not help you and your ads will stay offline for the next few days.

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Email Preferences: We sent you this email because you have indicated that you are willing to receive AdWords account performance suggestions. If you do not wish to receive emails of this nature in the future, please visit your account’s Communications Preferences page (AdWordslogin required). Remove the check beside ‘Customized help and performance suggestions,’ and click 'Save Changes.

Links point to an adwords.google-vm.com address. Obviously a con to grab some google logins. Again not sure if this is old news or new. But it’s the first time I’ve seen it, so I thought I’d share for others.

i haven’t encounter that one… but be careful of giving any info about your account…