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  1. writinglover profile image85
    writingloverposted 5 years ago

    I'm almost sure that Google never texts their customers about their profiles being compromised but I would like to verify this fact. I received this message two minutes ago and it says: "Your profile has been compromised. Text back READY when you are able to verify your profile." Can someone help me? Need some advice if you please. Thanks! big_smile

  2. kenneth avery profile image82
    kenneth averyposted 5 years ago

    Hi, writinglover,
    I recently changed my password on Yahoo for my iPad and then a yahoo locked my account for thinking my account had been compromised,
    They sent mr a re-activation notice and an email like yours--which all it means is you click on the link if they sent to prove you are you.
    Stupid, right?
    Oh, did you get my email?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There is a difference between getting one of those emails when you request it, and getting one out of the blue.   

      If you get an email from anyone - bank, Yahoo, Google, anybody - asking you to click to confirm your identity, don't click on it.  Open another screen and go to your account manually.  If you can log in and everything looks fine, you'll know the request was a scam.  If you can't, you may find there is a message telling you what to do.  Clicking the email link should be a last resort. 

      It's tough because they can look very convincing, and the site they send you to looks exactly like the real thing.  So you enter your name and password and bingo, you've just given access to your account to a spammer.

      1. writinglover profile image85
        writingloverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, Marisa!

        I took your advice and manually opened another window to check my Gmail account and everything is all good and well! Again, thanks! smile

    2. writinglover profile image85
      writingloverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, Kenny!

      Thanks for telling me about your experience! Yes, I did receive your e-mail and I sent one back. If you didn't, well I pretty much asked what you were apologizing for since you did nothing wrong. That's all! big_smile

      1. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, I was apologizing to you (and cantuhearmescream) for any confusion I might have started about my hub that (then) didn't get comments, but thank you, dear, for your sweet spirit.
        Now I want . . .uh, oh! India needs me! Awwwwaaayyyy! smile

  3. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago

    It's a scam

  4. writinglover profile image85
    writingloverposted 5 years ago

    Thanks very much! Glad I checked!

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yours might be a scam but mine wasn't. When I followed Yahoos link my password was active.
      I feel very stupid because my advice to you, wrtinglover, wasn't as good as Marisa's.
      So sorry.

      1. writinglover profile image85
        writingloverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, Kenny!

        No need to feel stupid! I've done what you did before because I forgot my password on different occasions. It was all well and good when I got it straightened out. big_smile

        1. kenneth avery profile image82
          kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you, writinglover,
          You are a fantastic girl, writer, and my friend!smile

  5. SpaceShanty profile image95
    SpaceShantyposted 5 years ago

    Google DOES send you text message but ONLY after you change a password or make other changes.  If you get one for no reason, delete it!

    1. writinglover profile image85
      writingloverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the additional advice, SpaceShanty! big_smile

  6. ZachKaer profile image82
    ZachKaerposted 5 years ago

    They phishing you.

    1. writinglover profile image85
      writingloverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Then it's time to break out Louie, my slugger. wink

  7. writinglover profile image85
    writingloverposted 5 years ago

    I'll keep an eye on Lois and her vicious mood swings. Sincerely, Wonder Woman!

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Dear, Desr writinglover,
      Thank you do much. Oh, last week she brought some whips and black costumes to her place and I sensed she was angry.
      I made a faux pa when I said, "been to a yard sale, Lois?" Then her eyes turned red and well . . . I flew out of there.
      You are a true WONDER of a young woman for doing this for me smile

      1. writinglover profile image85
        writingloverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        No problem. She won't last long with my yellow lasso! smile

        1. kenneth avery profile image82
          kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          That's right. Ohhhh, your lasso . . .I get chills, ooh I mean, I'm stuttering. You are a great ally. Don't let her push you around.

          1. writinglover profile image85
            writingloverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Never!

            1. kenneth avery profile image82
              kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              smile @ writinglover,
              You are so tough. I respect your attitude. And (seriously) I got your back.

              1. writinglover profile image85
                writingloverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Thanks, Kenny! You are a SUPER man!

                1. kenneth avery profile image82
                  kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  You're welcome my Special WONDERful friend! Uh, oh! A man and his dog are stranded in the wilderness in Portland . . .(embrace) awwaayyyyy!

  8. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    No matter who the email seems to be from, go to your account online and sign in to do anything. Don't respond to emails.

  9. writinglover profile image85
    writingloverposted 5 years ago

    Thanks, psycheskinner!

 
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