[Solved] Red card for Google

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  1. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

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    #1 x86, Jul 15, 2011
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    Recently I tried registering a new GMail account. Found an available userID, filled in all the info, verified a very difficult captcha (that took me half minute to read :hypo:), clicked on the "I accept" stuff and ... wtf - I got the following message:

    I was actually presented with two options - either verify by phone or by SMS, which in both cases as you d imagine, I had to supply them with a phone number! Excuse me - did I miss something here? Since when am I to provide such confidential data in order to activate what is supposed to be a free service? What "unusual activity"? There was nothing unusual - just a simple registration. At the bottom of the page was another message:

    Now that's comforting.

    I know Google is trying to cut down on the amount of spammers out there, but this isn't the way to go. This is total breach of privacy and a highly unethical approach that IMO if someone was to be the first to go down that path - it would be M$. Didn't expect that from Google.

    Does anyone know a way around this, so that I won't have to give them a phone number or call their technical support to activate 'manually'?
     
  2. Yen

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    That's strange. Have you already tried before to register an account? Or do you share your PC with somebody who has registered an account using your PC?
    The only idea I have is that google has got your IP and compared.....or there is a server problem. There can't be an unusual activity with a account that hasn't been created yet.lol...
    I never would give them my phone number..I rather would drop that..this sux..and never forget: Google is a cool company (Android), but it is an US American company...USA world police....lol..
    I'd retry with a completely new registration...
     
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  3. 60cent

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    If i where on your place,dont give any one your phone number,if nothing works make a new account
     
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  4. MrKaon

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    Your IP is locked up god knows for what use VPN
     
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  5. x86

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    #5 x86, Jul 16, 2011
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    I have registered quite a few GMail accounts in the past and was never asked to verify by phone. And the thing is that I want to grab that particular userID, so its probably now marked as 'unusual' whatever that means. Bugger. It sounds as if I m trying to activate Windows or something. Is there a Daz loader so that I can bypass GMail activation? :biggrin:

    I am not going to give away my phone number - that's the only thing for sure ;)

    I will try registering from a different IP i.e. use a different PC elsewhere and let you know what happens.

    Thanks for the responses guys!
     
  6. x86

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    #6 x86, Jul 16, 2011
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    I finally managed to register the account ... without phone verification.

    All I did is used my mobile to access a free WLAN (at a cafe shop) and everything went smoothly this time :)

    So, if my IP range looks fishy to Google, why am I not having issues with my existing accounts. Wish I knew how these things work :confused:
     
  7. half Man Half Biscuit

    half Man Half Biscuit MDL Addicted

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    Yeah,i had the same problem.
    They wanted me to give some personal stuff like Phone number,but not with me GOOGLERS:eek:
    So i made the same like you,go in a cafe and send a phone number,works good;).
    Thats poop why do i have to give someone my phone number to register?
    I needed a different Google account so i could get a sign in in a different place:p


    MY ADVISE NEVER GIVE PERSONAL STUFF TO ANYBODY,EXPECT A HOT SEXY WOMAN:eek: lolol
     
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  8. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

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    That is so much right :D