We've removed the Google Ads from this blog because despite jumping through every hoop, we haven't received any payment (and yes, we reached the payment threshold many months ago and yes, there are no holds on the account).
Moreover, when trying to contact Google AdSense about payment we've discovered that there's no way to contact them -- no email address, no phone number, no request form, etc. There are Help Forums, but no actual Google AdSense person participates in those forums. Perhaps they sent a check and it got lost in the mail, but again,there's simply no way to contact them about it.
Also, Google AdSense gives you no way to delete their ads other than going into Blogger settings and deleting the code yourself. They claim that they do this so that you don't accidentally delete ads and only give you the option to "hide" the code.
I'm sure there are numerous people who actually get paid by Google AdSense. I am equally sure that there are numerous people who do not get their payments because I see their messages ignored in the Help Forums.
So, bye-bye, Google AdSense. You owe us money and we're tired of running your ads for free.