AdSense Payment On Hold. Pin Mailer Required

I logged into my AdSense account a few days ago and was surprised to see a “red warning” message. The message read, “Your payments are currently on hold. Action is required to release payment.”

Your payments are currently on hold. Action is required to release payment.

I wondered what I did wrong this time. The last time when I Accidentally Clicked On My Own Google AdSense, I reported it and Google support replied to me saying not to worry. They do understand that sometimes accidental clicks like that do happen. The system will not register such accidental clicks as valid clicks.

My AdSense payment is put on hold for safety reasons. I believe when our AdSense balance has reached a certain point (mine has just surpassed the $50 mark), Google will send us a PIN number on a postcard to our mailing address. This is to verify that we are indeed the owner of the account thus limiting the possibility of fraud.

The PIN will be printed on a white 4.5 X 6 inch postcard. It will take between 3 to 6 weeks to arrive. Once we have the PIN in hand, we can insert it into the system and our AdSense account should be back to normal again. Publishers may request to resent the PIN if it does not arrive within the first 3 weeks.

11 thoughts on “AdSense Payment On Hold. Pin Mailer Required

  1. Mike says:

    What if I added a bank account is it still the same it said something about me getting the pin on my account statement or something.. does that also have to reach 50 bucks its only at 5 bucks now and its been almost a week…

  2. TenthOfMarch says:

    Do you mean that you only have $5 in total in your adsense account? As far as I know, we don’t need to add a bank account in adsense. Have you confused yourself with paypal? From what I know, Google will send you a postcard with a pin number on it one of these days. You will need to type in that number into the system before they can send you the check.

    Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

  3. Mike says:

    Yes I only have 5 buck , and maby I did confuse my self with paypal how did that happen, I live in Cancun mexico would it be a problum getting my card here and my check????????

    let me know.

    Google should have like A google store where we can go on line and buy stuff…

    Just a thought

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  5. TenthOfMarch says:

    I don’t think you will having any problems. Just wait until Google send you the PIN number. Don’t worry, it will arrive when the time is right. I have just received mine a few days back.

    Glad it helped.

  6. Mike says:

    cool man well I have like 9 bucks now so maby in like 1 month ill have the 50 bucks will see iv had my website for like 5 years and never even thought of google ads…

    anyhow thanks again man…

  7. Mike says:

    Hey I was just on my adsence account and they do have a place to add a bank account… and I thought I was wrong… anyhow go check it out for your self

  8. TenthOfMarch says:

    Wow, that is quick. I only earned a few bucks in my first month with Adsense. LOL. All the best to you. About the bank account in Adsense, I am outside of U.S. Maybe that’s why I do not need to fill up my bank account and the tax information etc. So far, I have not filled up any bank accounts in Adsense yet. Is this the case?

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