How to Recover a Hacked Gmail Account

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.

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 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.

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  • February 17, 2019 at 2:09 AM by an anonymous user from: Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States

    What I want to know is why Google is trying to say I voluntarily wanted to terminate my Gmail account when I never once admitted or said anything about myself wanting to voluntarily wanting to terminate my Gmail account.

    Now I want to know what Google is trying to say that I am and I want something done immediately asap. I want some answers and I want to know y Google is saying I said this when I absolutely didn't say this or request of google to do anything or terminate my account whatsoever.

    I never once gave my ok or permission for myself or Google to do this to me or say that I said anything or for that matter ever gave permission to do anything with my gmail account or anything else for that matter nothing whatsoever.

    • February 17, 2019 at 9:10 AM by info

      It is not Google. The emails you have received about the termination of your Gmail account are fakes and phishing scams being sent by cyber criminals. Therefore, delete them and do not follow the instructions in them.

  • February 3, 2019 at 10:02 AM by an anonymous user from: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

    HI! Received a email about deactivating my gmail account . I never anything with email I deleted it . But since Friday February 1. I don’t get any emails from the stores I shop . Any advertising? I purchased tickets from fandango & never got confirmation email. But if a friend emails me I get it? How can this be fixed .

    Thank you

  • September 18, 2018 at 5:11 PM by an anonymous user from: Kingston, St. Andrew, Jamaica

    Ahhhh. They sent me that too,These cyco CRIMINALS aren't they tired of evil, why can't they find something good to do with their talent if you could call it that.

    Why go through the trouble of stealing accounts and passwords? Why not used the skill they have to do something good? Sick, disgusting, evil fools, these people are the true demons of h**l...

  • July 11, 2018 at 1:16 PM by an anonymous user from: Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka

    two days ago some one hijacked my Google account. I had come a link hay day game.

    I gave my e mail and pass word to log the game.

    after my fb account and other account hijacked. I can't log into my google account.

  • May 8, 2018 at 9:04 AM by an anonymous user from: Atlanta, Georgia, 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.

  • April 22, 2018 at 11:43 AM by an anonymous user from: Irvine, 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.


    Gmail! Account Services"

    Here is the email address


    Reply to is:

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