Google sent out an email message to publishers last night warning them that Google AdSense has misprinted the paystub with a rather odd message:
If you were issued a check at the end of November, you may have noticed the following message printed on the paystub:
CREDIT NOTE -VAT OVERCHARGE BETW.
1 JAN 2004 & 22/11/07 IF YOU NEED
DETAILS OF THIS VAT PLEASE EMAIL
GOOGLE@BDOSX.IE WITH CUSTOMER REF
The Google AdSense checks paystub should have read:
THIS CHECK IS FOR YOUR EARNINGS AS
PART OF THE GOOGLE ADSENSE PROGRAM.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE
Google says that the printing error will not affect publishers as these checks can still be deposited as usual. Too bad they didn’t have the printing error on the dollar amout… like three extra zero’s.
To top off the check printing error, Google also says that their AdSense phone verification system is experiencing difficulties:
We’re currently experiencing difficulty with our phone verification system, but our engineers are working as quickly as they can to resolve the issue. If you see a prompt in your account asking you to verify your phone number, we ask that you hold off on attempting to do so for the time being. We’ll be sure to post a follow-up here on the blog when we have more information for you.