Google asking for phone number

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  1. Just Ask Susan profile image91
    Just Ask Susanposted 11 years ago

    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?

    1. Urbane Chaos profile image90
      Urbane Chaosposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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..

      1. Just Ask Susan profile image91
        Just Ask Susanposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. IzzyM profile image87
          IzzyMposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. Just Ask Susan profile image91
            Just Ask Susanposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            IzzyM Never thought of that. Thanks.

    2. Gordon Hamilton profile image94
      Gordon Hamiltonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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! smile

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        You've moved house six or seven times in 4 years? What are you? A criminal on the run? LOL

  2. seanorjohn profile image73
    seanorjohnposted 11 years ago

    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".

  3. Rob Winters profile image80
    Rob Wintersposted 11 years ago

    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.

    1. Just Ask Susan profile image91
      Just Ask Susanposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks and glad to know that I am not the only one smile

  4. giselenmendez profile image61
    giselenmendezposted 11 years ago

    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 wink

  5. RedElf profile image89
    RedElfposted 11 years ago

    It must be related to our clothes closet, which eats coat hangers - I think it's selling them to someone for bicycle spokes big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

    1. giselenmendez profile image61
      giselenmendezposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You are right! big_smile!


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