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Odd error - they sent to my old address

Discussion in 'Payments' started by stephfoster, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. #1
    I was wondering why my check was so late this month. I moved about mid-July, and changed my address with Google immediately, so they've been sending my checks to my current address. I finally got my most recent check, but they mailed it to my old address, so the post office had to forward it.

    My profile on AdSense does have my current address still, so this is just a wierd one so far as I can tell. I emailed them to ask, since I certainly don't want to trust my money to the post office's ability to keep forwarding it to me.
    SEMrush
    Just glad it finally got here, though!
     
    stephfoster, Oct 4, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    Why not use direct deposit ("electronic funds transfer")? Much quicker and far less likely to be loast.
     
    minstrel, Oct 4, 2005 IP
  3. TheNetCode

    TheNetCode Peon

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    I would have to agree. Now that the beta testing is done on EFT you will be much happier to get your money within a much shorter time frame and not have to worry about this problem in the future.
     
    TheNetCode, Oct 5, 2005 IP
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    greenway Guest

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    The reason was, all adsense account payments have been sent to adwords account addresses.
     
    greenway, Oct 5, 2005 IP
  5. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again: Huh?

    The reason for what? :confused:
     
    minstrel, Oct 5, 2005 IP
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    #6
    It was a google screwup, they sent the checks to the wrong address and have emailed people telling them that they will be cancelling their checks and the amount will be sent with next months payment

    More info here
    http://www.jensense.com/
     
    fryman, Oct 5, 2005 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    Oh, I see - thanks.


    (What the hell are you doing in that avatar? :eek:)
     
    minstrel, Oct 5, 2005 IP
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    impersonating Mella's avatar :D
     
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  9. john_loch

    john_loch Rodent Slayer

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    #9
    Luckily this didn't impact me, but hey, I'd be mighty pissed if it did. What gets me is the old, tough luck attitude, wait till next cycle.

    There's got to be a lot of publishers out there seriously disadvantaged because of Google's error. I doubt we'll read about it, but I'll bet there's some legal action on their books right now.

    Not a pleasant picture.

    Cheers,

    JL
     
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  10. Shoemoney

    Shoemoney $

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    im betting money you have a adwords account and they sent it to the address listed for that?

    This happened to many people...
     
    Shoemoney, Oct 5, 2005 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    How much money? And is that real money or shoe money? :eek:
     
    minstrel, Oct 5, 2005 IP
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    arjunprabhu Peon

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    stephfoster Well-Known Member

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    I don't have EFT because when I signed up for it Google said my account info was wrong. Go figure - CJ uses the same information just fine.

    I felt kind of sheepish when I realized that this was only a problem because I didn't update my AdWords address when I moved, just the AdSense one. Still partly Google's fault for using the wrong info, but a problem I could have prevented if I had remembered to update both accounts.
     
    stephfoster, Oct 6, 2005 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    Try again. Maybe you'll do beta this time :)
     
    minstrel, Oct 6, 2005 IP
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    stephfoster Well-Known Member

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    I can't do beta, it's out of beta! :p

    But yes, I've been thinking it's time to try it again.
     
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    TheNetCode Peon

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    Beta is over you can signup for regular EFT now.
     
    TheNetCode, Oct 8, 2005 IP
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    stephfoster Well-Known Member

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    I know that. Just joking with Minstrel's comment on doing beta.
     
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    toni Active Member

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    Hmmm... My check was mailed to the wrong address as well (my un-updated Adwords address). However, I can get mail delivered to that addy, so it wasn't a big deal.

    But, I got a different messege from google then what I've read here: they said if I didn't get my check, they would send a new one immediatly via expedited post.
     
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    TheNetCode Peon

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    LOL sorry missed that one. :)
     
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  20. Homer

    Homer Spirit Walker

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    Exactly, it's like the message they are sending out to publishers is 'don't try to make a living at this'. Correct me if I'm wrong, publisher's EARN THIS MONEY. Can you imagine if your employer said to you 'sorry we have made a serious error processing your paycheck, you have to wait another month' :mad:
     
    Homer, Oct 9, 2005 IP