Google AdSense is displaying a notice to some AdSense publishers that their payments will be on hold until they validate and confirm their mailing address with a postcard. The notice at the top of the AdSense console says “Your payments are currently on hold because you have not verified your address.” Here’s a screenshot even from my account, and I joined AdSense when it was first in beta and just launching.
When you click through, you will need to enter a PIN that you received in the mail into the field. If you enter the wrong PIN three times, ad serving will be suspended. Google writes:
Congratulations! Your earnings have reached the verification threshold. So we started verifying your account. This will prepare you to receive your first payment once you have reached the payment limit.
In order to verify your account, we automatically generate a personal identification number (PIN) and send it to the payment address specified in your account. Once you have received your PIN, you will need to enter it at the bottom of this page. In the meantime, your account will remain active and you will still be able to serve ads and generate income.
They even share a screenshot of where the PIN can be found on the postcard:
Many AdSense publishers on WebmasterWorld claim they are seeing this new message.
Do you see it too?
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.