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Old 4th Apr 2018, 15:49
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Google? or phishing?

I have received an email from 'Google' with the following message:-

Someone just used your password to try to sign in to your account. Google blocked them, but you should check what happened.

with an invitation to click on:-

https://accounts.google.com/[email protected] &continue=https://myaccount.google.com/device-activity?rfn%3D5%26rfnc%3D1%26eid%3D-3882463678288718406%26et%3D0%26asae%3D2

If someone has my username and email address and my password - why would Google block it?

Should I respond - or is this a sophisticated phishing attempt?
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Old 4th Apr 2018, 16:55
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Don't click on the link if you are suspicious of it.

Instead, log into your account my going to google's login page yourself.

The blocking might be by IP address geo-location.

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Old 4th Apr 2018, 17:19
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I can log-in to my account without difficulty, but that doesn't tell me anything other than the quoted email in my inbox.
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I got the same message. I always wonder how somebody else could get into my account when I can't even remember my login ID or password.
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Google looks for activity that might be suspicious such as a new device (or one you haven't used for some time) using your account or connecting from places that are geographically distant from your usual haunts.

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Its phishing, never click on the link in the email. Always use your own links to check your account
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Old 6th Apr 2018, 21:39
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Login to Google and change your password.
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Old 15th Apr 2018, 22:06
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
I have received an email from 'Google' with the following message:-

Someone just used your password to try to sign in to your account. Google blocked them, but you should check what happened.

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If someone has my username and email address and my password - why would Google block it?

Should I respond - or is this a sophisticated phishing attempt?
This occurs of they don't like something about your login attempt - for example you logged in over a vpn that made it look as if you were in a strange country.

I would avoid the magic link (just in case) and just log in to google in the usual way.

You may be forced by google to change your password.
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 09:58
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Drop google and use https://duckduckgo.com/ The Search Engine that doesn’t track you. You can even use ddg to do a google search anonymously (by adding g! to your search string).
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