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Fri Jun 26, 2020, 11:39 AM

Need help with suspicious Google "recover access" request.

Should I be worried? There’s a text message on my phone from last night, “Did you ask Google to recover access for suhib_alkhalaileh@yah. . ..com? If not, check your email to find out how to STOP this request.”

I received no such email, but need to know how to ensure that access was not given to this unknown entity.

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Reply Need help with suspicious Google "recover access" request. (Original post)
ariadne0614 Jun 2020 OP
efhmc Jun 2020 #1
ariadne0614 Jun 2020 #4
Newest Reality Jun 2020 #2
ariadne0614 Jun 2020 #3
efhmc Jun 2020 #6
soothsayer Jun 2020 #5
ariadne0614 Jun 2020 #10
2naSalit Jun 2020 #7
ariadne0614 Jun 2020 #9
lettucebe Jun 2020 #8

Response to ariadne0614 (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 11:49 AM

1. Surely not an expert but I would ignore and delete.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:03 PM

4. I'm too paranoid to ignore.

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Response to ariadne0614 (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 11:54 AM

2. When in doubt...

It is a very good idea to change your password to your email account immediately.

That's a good rule of thumb when anything you feel is suspicious occurs.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:02 PM

3. Will do. Thanks.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:13 PM

6. Now that is excellent advise.

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Response to ariadne0614 (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:07 PM

5. Also check this google advice

Not exactly your situation but shows you some stuff to check.

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6063333?hl=en

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 06:18 PM

10. Thanks. I feel better now.

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Response to ariadne0614 (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:19 PM

7. On the sign in page...

there's a "manage your account" or some such where it shows you which devices have access to your account. Delete all that are not yours.

Had such an event but it was in an email since I don't do internet on my phone. But check devices before or when you change your password.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 06:15 PM

9. This was helpful. Thanks.

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Response to ariadne0614 (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 05:02 PM

8. Just ignore it

Besides, it's telling you to check an email. Obviously wants you to click a link in said email. Delete the email too. Don't bother reading it. Seriously, these are huge clues, just don't fall for them and we'll all be fine

Didn't receive said email? Good. Anything that comes via text or email that seems off just delete and ignore.

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