Detecting suspicious activity on your account
Find out if your account has been compromised
Important: If you notice any of these signs or similar ones, follow the directions to secure your account.
- You stopped getting emails.
- Your friends say they got spam or unusual emails from you.
- Email that you didn't send shows up in Sent Mail.
- Your username has been changed.
- There are changes to your Gmail settings that you don’t recognize.
- There are labels, filters, or forwarding rules you didn’t set up.
- You see purchases that you didn’t make.
- You see comments that you didn’t leave.
Unusual account activity & notifications
Note: We'll use your recovery phone number and email address to tell you about suspicious activity.
- You got a notification about an unusual sign-in or a device that you don't recognize.
- You got a notification that your username or password changed, and you didn’t make the change.
- You got a notification about some other activity you don’t recognize.
- You notice a red bar at the top of your screen that says, "We've detected suspicious activity in your account."
- Your "Device activity and notifications" show unusual devices, times, or locations.
- You see apps with account accessthat you don’t recognize.
- You see apps on one of your devices that you don’t recognize.
Unfamiliar Blogger activity
- Posts you didn’t publish appear on your blog.
- You get comments on posts you didn’t publish.
- Your mail-to-Blogger address has changed, but you didn’t change it.
- Your blog has disappeared or been blocked.
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