When I tried step 4, it gave me an error and said I cannot add the number my google voice number to my own account. Now, stop worrying about it and get on with your life. Google says either way, you need to reclaim your number. They don't want to forward calls to your number; that would be useless. If you would like to be extra-cautious, then change your Google account password and run Google's Security Checkup, here: My wife fell for the scam.
Luckily there is a remedy, which is to go to voice. Never list your phone number or any other personal information. Bottom line, if you did verify the scammed phone on a Google Voice account, and, when you call the Google Voice inbound number, it rings your scammed phone number, then you fixed it. Please reply in the comments. If you don't have a phone number on the device, you can set up a Google Voice number using another number you own, like another mobile phone number or a landline.
And he asked me for that code. Google Voice allows the scammer to create a new phone number from several different locations of their choosing. Like the gentleman above, I received no message about the number being linked to another account even though I pushed the 2 digit pin for the scammer. Do I need to do other actions? Best solution is to use an Obi with Google Voice Gateway. Does it mean they will have access to all my emails? So I do not receive the code Google sends me. In this example, the keys are the six-digit code sent by Google and the car is your email address. Which then prompted me to verify using a 6 digit code and said something along the lines that the number would be removed from other accounts.
Fix verification issues Didn't receive the text message Text message delivery can be delayed if you live in a densely populated area or if your carrier's infrastructure isn't well maintained. If you still want this forwarding number on your account and believe this was an error, please. It looks like a scam but there is no other way to login into my account. An went out in January. Now crooks are hunting for victims with fresh phone numbers so they can piggyback on your account. Reply back from the number requested that I text back to them the Google verification code that immediately came through on my phone so they would know I was not a fake seller. Please read this Google support article: Need Gmail Google Support? Name calling, personal attacks, flaming, etc are not permitted in this subreddit.
If this is correct, enter 1, if not, enter 2. The cyber criminal will do anything to try and trick you into sending them the Google verification code you just received from Google. I completed steps 1 and 2. The scammers don't want your number to remain on their accounts anyhow; they don't want you to get their calls. Even people with a lot of experience online say they were caught off guard. Advertise on Tech Blog and increase your web visibility.
Welcome to , a subreddit for all your scam identification needs! I was just checking out Google voice and I'm not sure, but it looks like you have to provide a verification phone number in order to use the service. Want more information and a free quote? It would be nice if I could use Google Voice for outgoing U. How do i reclaim my number then? I have an existing google voice number linked to my mobile number. Individuals who post spam within this subreddit may be temporarily or permanently banned. I do not want to do that. Unfortunately I have it to him. I thought it was strange,then I google the number and found out that it might be a scam.
Usually, users there provide their personal numbers so that potential buyers could easily contact them. This happened again and I realized that I was just scammed. In order to complete the set up process, Google will call you and you will need to enter the six-digit code for verification. It also forces people to register Google accounts just to even post on this forum. In this Article: This wikiHow teaches you how to sign up for a Google Voice phone number. They will try texting you from their cell phone pretending to be Google, asking for the verification code you just received. But Google caught on to the bad guys scooping up batches of free Google Voice numbers, so they changed the rules on how many Google Voice numbers you can have for each regular phone number.
I am not a tech guy but I am careful we my computer and phone when it comes to potential scams and security issues. I apologize for piggy backing someone else's post. To confirm I looked this up on Google voice forum and was surprised to see that so many other folks were victims of the same scam. You have obtained your number back and do not need to use the new Google Voice phone number if you do not want to. Am I still in danger of my number being hacked? After I entered the two digits, it said something about setting up a voicemail and I hung up. I tried it but it said I had to download the Google plugin or something. I am not planning on using Google Voice for nefarious purposes.
You won't be able to sign up for a new Google Voice number on this account for a 90-day period after deleting your previous Google Voice number. . Thank you so very much for your reply and for your assistance with resolving my concern. If we take the Craigslist example — the targeted user would be told by the scammer through texting that the latter is interested in whatever item the user is selling. Am assuming some kind of scam? So it enables the scammer to hide. If you are the victim of a scam, you can post here to share your story and to warn others.
I had tried the new interface on a two google voice accounts and my scammed number will be added to a new account but will still remain on the scammer's google voice account. They will try to steal your identity! Please help me to understand this situation. You can use either of them: Hotshied: Ultrasurf: Once you have them, use the proxy server and open the link of Step 1. Either way, you can then rest assured that no further action is needed by you. The responded via text and ask if it was a good time to call. Until this happened I knew nothing of Google voice let alone what it does for a user. Bookmark this blog by clicking here.