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someone is sending emails in my name but not from my email address - can i stop it? 1 Recommended Answer 10 Replies 147 Upvotes
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Thank you .
They use my name but the email address is not mine - can I do anything about that ?
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They use my name but the email address is not mine - can I do anything about that ?
 
Absolutely.
 
If those emails are sent to your contacts, alert your contacts and ask them to verify the authenticity of the messages received from your address. If they happen to use Gmail, they can follow the steps mentioned here - https://support.google.com/mail/answer/180707?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en&oco=0 - and report the fake ones as Spam or as Phishing.
 
If those messages are sent to you, mark them as phishing or report them as Spam or block the Sender based on their content.
 
If the email address is another Gmail one (please confirm before reporting), use this form to report abuse - I would like to report a Gmail user who has sent messages that violate the Gmail Program Policies and/or Terms of Use.
 
I hope this helps.
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My last employer set up a fake Google account in my name and used it to text themselves through a fake account how can I find this fake account and shut it down or prove that it wasn't me that set it up?
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@abdelatef said

Please answer the following questions:
  1. What exactly happens when you attempt to send emails? 
  2. Any error message? 
  3. On which device, browser, or app? 
  4. Have you tried any troubleshooting steps?
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