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How to Recover a Hacked Gmail Account

2017-06-01T14:52:10 -  +
How to Recover a Hacked Gmail Account

If you are unable to sign into your Gmail account because it has been hijacked by cybercriminals, this article will help your recover it. Cyber criminals use phishing scams or fake email messages to trick potential victims into visiting fake or phishing websites looking like the legitimate ones. Once potential victims attempt to sign into the phishing website thinking they are signing into the legitimate website, their credentials (usernames and passwords) will be sent to the cybercriminals. The cyber criminals will use the stolen credentials to gain access to their potential victims' accounts, hijack them and use them fraudulently.

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Instructions for Recovering a Hacked Gmail Account

To protect against phishing scams, Gmail users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead go directly to https://accounts.google.com/signin/recovery or use the Gmail mobile app.

Also, Gmail users may add two-step verification for extra security. Two-step verification is another layer of security that uses your password plus a code to verify your identity when they sign in to their accounts on a new, unrecognised device for the first time. Gmail will send their cell phone a code by text or phone call that only they will have access to.

Click here to learn more about Gmail Two-step verification or authentication and how to add to your account.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: [email protected]

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  • Posted: 2018-05-08T09:04:00 by an anonymous user from or near: New Bern, North Carolina, United States

    The one that I got just wants me to reply to it; I don't need to click on any link or sign in. It comes from a really strange email. Literally, no results when I searched the address on Google.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-22T11:43:14 by an anonymous user from or near: Rancho Santa Margarita, California, United States

    I haven't quite been receiving that email - this is the one I have been receiving:

    "Dear Gmail Customer,

    You submitted a request to terminate your Gmail mail account and the process has started by our Gmail mail Team, Please give us 3 working days to close your mail account.

    To cancel the termination request reply to this mail.

    All files on your Gmail mail including (Inbox, Sent, Spam, Trash, Draft) will be deleted and access to your Gmail mail account will be Denied.

    If you wish to Terminate your Email Address, you can Sign Up for a new Gmail mail account.

    For further help please contact by replying to this mail.

    Regards,
    Gmail! Account Services"


    Here is the email address
    AccountUpdate [email protected]

    Reply to is: [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

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