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.”
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.