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Adsense Pin

Discussion in 'Payments' started by Sirxl, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. #1
    Google adsense has implemented a system to issue PINs for security purpose. Has anyone receive any yet ?

    I've just requested for one to be sent to me. Did not realise it would be a physical letter ! Why cant they just email it ? Now I have to wait for the snail mail.. duh :(

    eg:

    A new PIN has been sent to the address you provided when you created your account.

    Your PIN was sent to this address:
    blah blah....

    Please allow 2-3 weeks for your PIN to arrive. Should you receive the initial PIN card in the meantime, you may enter the number provided on that card.

    Your most recent PIN was sent on this date:
    2005-04-27 00:32:44.27

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    PIN Information page
    SEMrush
    As part of our effort to protect the accounts of AdSense publishers, we have mailed a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to the payment address entered in your account. This PIN must be entered on the PIN Information page before any payments can be issued to you.

    In the meantime, your account remains active, and you may continue to show ads and accrue earnings. If you have not received your PIN within 2 weeks, you may request that it be resent.

    Please enter your PIN as provided in the card sent to you by Google. Please note that if your PIN is entered incorrectly three times, ad serving and account access will be suspended.
     
    Sirxl, Apr 27, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. fryman

    fryman Kiss my rep

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    They need to verify your address.
     
    fryman, Apr 27, 2005 IP
  3. seodelhi

    seodelhi Active Member

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    I recieved that 2 months ago. I had to request them twice for the PIN.
     
    seodelhi, Apr 27, 2005 IP
  4. mehere

    mehere Peon

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    #4
    sounds like spam trying to get your user id...but maybe I'm wrong. I never had such a request personally...
     
    mehere, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    e10 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, never had one either. Are you going for the EFT?
     
    e10, Apr 27, 2005 IP
  6. jlerner

    jlerner Guest

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    It does sound a bit fishy.... perhaps contact Google to verify the validity of the request before you give up vital information.
     
    jlerner, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    Yes, I've had a pin from G. It came snailmail.
     
    jlawrence, Apr 27, 2005 IP
  8. Cyclops

    Cyclops sensei

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    It's on the login page so there is nothing suss about it.
    I'm still waiting to receive mine so I guess no check this month :( .

    They don't issue the pin until you have $50.00 in your account then it can take a couple of weeks after that to arrive. Even then they don't issue a check until you have accured $100.00......so for some it could be a long wait :rolleyes:
     
    Cyclops, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    When I first signed up for my account they did this. I had to request it a second time in order to get it.
     
    FTEGal, Apr 28, 2005 IP
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    anusha Active Member

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    #10
    PIN numbers are sent to you once your account balance reaches $50 .. Its simply to protect the publishers...
     
    anusha, Apr 28, 2005 IP
  11. sufyaaan

    sufyaaan Banned

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    That makes sense!!!
     
    sufyaaan, Oct 14, 2005 IP
  12. younghistorians

    younghistorians Well-Known Member

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    No, it really doesn't make sense. There are no major benefits to confirming a publisher's address that I can see. Small payoff maybe, but nothing major.
     
    younghistorians, Oct 20, 2005 IP
  13. Ch-Nauman

    Ch-Nauman Active Member

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    I kinda agree on you Especially when you request via DHL secure delivery i guess check is likely to be on spot so why confirmation needed?.Today its b the third time i am gonna asking for my pin:rolleyes:
     
    Ch-Nauman, Oct 23, 2005 IP
  14. khushal

    khushal Well-Known Member

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    Well it takes nearly 2-4 weeks to reach your place,but if you can wait.I am sure it reaches and that you need not to request for it again and again!
     
    khushal, Oct 23, 2005 IP
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    jojoyohan Peon

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    Google wastes what I'm going to guess is 37 cents ( I just got told that I should be getting one from my account) to make sure that you live where you say you do? Whats the point of that?
     
    jojoyohan, Oct 23, 2005 IP
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    Avatar Peon

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    #16
    Its no more than many other transaction fees, and 37 cents of a $100 isn't that much is it? its .37%, I guess wire-transfer or Pay-Pal is probably just as expensive. Also, the PIN is to verify your status.
     
    Avatar, Oct 23, 2005 IP
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    I got my pin 3 months back
     
    gandham, May 16, 2008 IP