This is not really big deal but I just signed into google adsense reports and there was a message there saying if I didn't supply my phone number I could lose my account. I put in my phone number and went to where I wanted to go but I did find this a little strange. Is this something new? Has this happened to anyone else?
If I remember right, I think I had to do that as well. Google send me an authorization text message that I had to put in to have my account activated. A lot of websites are doing this now - Facebook almost requires it. It's a good way to combat spam, I think..
I have had my account with them for over a year now and they already had my phone number...I suppose that is why I found it strange.
Maybe you had a hacking attempt on your account? I've had that on Gmail and the first I have known about is when Google contacted me and asked me to input my phone number, then they texted me back if I remember rightly.
To be honest, Susan, I can't remember whether I had to provide a phone number or not. If I did, however, given that I have moved house six (maybe seven?) times since I opened my Google Adsense account in 2007, any number they have won't be much good to them or anyone else!
Susan, you have nothing to worry about. Remember, Google's motto is "don't be evil." You are safe.
I just sent off my bank details to an equally ethical firm whose motto is reasurringly "Don't be greedy".
Yep this happened to me yesterday when logging into my gmail. I think it's just an extra security to be able to access your a/c certain circumstances if things go wrong maybe in case you lose password & username etc.
Don't need to worry, it happened to me as well. The weird thing was to receive a phone call from Google with an authorization code when I wasn't expecting it, I had to run to the other room looking for a pen and a piece of paper in order to write it down... I wonder why the phone keeps on eating my pens and notebooks
It must be related to our clothes closet, which eats coat hangers - I think it's selling them to someone for bicycle spokes
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