What To Do When Your Google Account Is Hacked

It will be a headache if someone else takes control of your Google Account because all your Google services like Gmail, Orkut, Google Calendar, Blogger, AdSense, Google Docs, Picasa Web, Youtube Videos and even Google Checkout are tied to the same account.

Here are some options suggested by Google Support when you forget the Gmail password or if someone else takes ownership of your Google Account and changes the password.

1. Reset Your Google Account Password
a) Type the email address associated with your Google Account or Gmail user name athttps://www.google.com/accounts/ForgotPasswd - you will receive an email at your secondary email address with a link to reset your Google Account Password. This will not work if the other person has changed your secondary email address or if you no longer have access to that address.

b) You can get the reset code to your mobile as SMS if you had registered your mobile number with your google account. entering of the code you get to your mobile will reset the password easily

c) Answering the Security Questions which u had selected while creating the account properly can also do the job 

2. For Google Accounts Associated with Gmail, Orkut
If you have problems while logging into your Gmail account, you can consider contacting Google by filling this form. It however requires you to remember the exact date when you created that Gmail account. And also submission of your orkut profile id and the email ID of some of the most contacted accounts from that account and the last date and time when u had successfully logged to your account.IF the Gmail had some labels in it then submitting of those Labels also help in this process.

3. For Hijacked Google Accounts Not Linked to Gmail
If your Google Account doesn’t use a Gmail address, contact Google by filling this form. This approach may help bring back your Google Account if you religiously preserve all your old emails. You will be required to know the exact creation date of your Google Account plus a copy of that original “Google Email Verification” message.

It may be slightly tough to get your Google Account back but definitely not impossible if you have the relevant information in your secondary email mailbox.

Extra - Prevent From Hacking
Whether you just regained access to Gmail, or you want to make sure your account is secure, take a minute to complete our Gmail security checklist to make sure your mail security measures are up to date.

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