As a business we are regular Adwords users on Google. I had not used them in a while, so I reactivated a somewhat dormant account the other day.. A day later I ger an email telling me that my account information is not up-to-date, and that I need to correct it. Diligently I clicked in the message and went to the site that the email pointed me to adWRods.com . When I spell it out, it is obvious, but without the emphasis, it is easy to go to a bogus site.
When I arrived at the site, it looked just like the Google site, and I readily provided the requested information. The last thing I would want is our Google campaign shut down because my credit card information was obsolete. Fortunately, the latest versions of the major browser try to give you a heads-up. In my case, I received a message that made me look closely at the URL.
I was like they fly in the spider web. Once I was caught, I was doomed. Phishers are creative and ingenious. You have to be diligent every time you provide credit card information. The identity you save may be your own.