Very Frustrated by Google - randomly suspended account

  1. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    I have a blogger account (non-monetized), used for keeping family updated to our goings-on and our son's medical issues. I tried to log in today, and the account has been suspended. Google suggests a violation of TOS, but I cannot imagine any violation of their TOS with my blogs. They're just written updates about our family!

    SO frustrating, because I used the one blog to connect with other families and to keep our own family updated. I have contacted The Almighty Google, so hopefully I'll get a response. I'm just very frustrated by this!

  2. Bard of Ely profile image85
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    Very sorry to hear this and good luck getting it sorted out!

  3. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    Thanks, Bard. Apparently, they detected "unusual activity" on the account. I sent in a complaint and they had me verify via phone number. I only had one email account attached to those blogs, so I had no "back door" for logging in to them. I have now attached another email address as a "second author" so I can still access the blogs through one account if the other account gets temporarily suspended.

    There was no violation of TOS on my end - I suspect someone was trying to hack the blog.