How dark web report works

With a Google One membership, you can set up a profile to monitor the dark web so you can learn if your info is found in breaches.

You can check for data on the dark web that might be associated with your email address or other info you add to your monitoring profile. Breach results may contain information including:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Username
  • Password

Tip: Only accounts with a US billing method can add a Social Security Number to their monitoring profile.

Any information found in the breach results will be displayed in redacted form to maintain data privacy.

With the results, you can review your information and make informed decisions about how to protect yourself.

You don't need a paid Google One membership to run a dark web report for the email address associated with your Google Account. Scan the dark web for your email address.

Eligibility

Dark web report is only available in certain countries or regions. As we continue to expand support, additional countries and regions will be added. Check where dark web report is available.

To be eligible for dark web report, you must have a consumer Google Account. Google Workspace accounts and supervised accounts aren't able to use dark web report.

You need a paid Google One membership to use certain features like:

  • Constantly monitor the dark web for your personal info
  • Provide results for information other than your email address
  • Notifications for new results
Update your Google One plan.
Countries or regions where dark web report is available

Important: The types of personal information scanned by dark web report may vary by country or region.

Dark web report is currently available in:

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Türkiye
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

Dark web report for Google One members

When you set up a profile, you can choose what personal info you’d like to check on the dark web.

Learn how to set up your profile to monitor the dark web.

Use dark web report without a Google One membership

Important: Some dark web report features are available only with a paid Google One membership. Update your Google One plan.

You can run a dark web report for the email address associated with your Google Account. You can get an email copy of the report with the top 2-3 recommendations.

Scan the dark web for your email address.

Understand your results & take action

Different dark web results provide specific recommendations to protect your personal info. Guidance varies by country or region.

Set up 2-factor authentication for your Google Account

If your Gmail address is found on the dark web, you can set up 2-factor authentication to protect your account. This adds another layer of security when you sign in to your devices.

  1. On your device, open your Google Account.
  2. In the navigation panel, select Security.
  3. Under “How you sign in to Google,” select 2-Step Verification.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Tip: If you use an account through your work, school, or other group, these steps might not work. If you can’t set up 2-Step Verification, contact your administrator for help.

Verify it’s you with a second step

After you turn on 2-Step Verification, you must complete a second step to verify it’s you when you sign in.

Protect your credit (US only)

If personal info such as your SSN, address, and date of birth are found on the dark web, someone else can use them to take out credit in your name.

Tip: Only accounts with a US billing method can add a Social Security Number to their monitoring profile.

There are several actions you can take to protect your credit:

Learn more about how to protect your credit.
Report a stolen Social Security Number (US only)

If personal info such as your Social Security Number (SSN) is found on the dark web, someone else could use it to take out credit in your name.

Tip: Only accounts with a US billing method can add a Social Security Number to their monitoring profile.

If your SSN is stolen, there are several actions you can take:

  • Immediately report it stolen by calling 1-800-269-0271 or at identitytheft.gov
  • Place a credit freeze
  • Place a fraud alert
  • Create a review on the Annual Credit Report site
  • Create a mySocial Security account
Protect yourself from spam calls

If your phone number is found on the dark web, you can register your number on the National Do Not Call Registry to reduce spam calls. You can also set up spam protection for iOS or Android.

Set up your number on the National Do Not Call Registry

Go to the National Do Not Call Registry. Then follow the on-screen instructions.

Detect or block spam calls

Protect your paper mail (US only)

If your mailing address is found on the dark web, it can be used to intercept your mail. There are several actions that you can take:

  • Sign up for Informed Delivery
  • Opt in for paperless delivery
Learn how to protect your paper mail.
Report a stolen credit card
If your credit card number is found on the dark web, you can report it stolen. Contact the number on the back of your card.
Change passwords in Password Checkup

If any of your passwords are found on the dark web, you can review your passwords and find which ones to change.

To check the security of the passwords saved to your Google Account, go to Password Checkup.

Learn how to create strong passwords.

How Google One protects your privacy and keeps you in control

Keeping you safe online means protecting your information and respecting your privacy. That’s why in every product we make, we focus on keeping your information secure, handling it responsibly, and keeping you in control.
How the information in your monitoring profile is used
When you set up your monitoring profile in Google One, your profile information is used to see if a match has been found on the dark web. If any matching info is found, we’ll inform you by emails and/or notifications. You will also find relevant guidance on how to protect your personal information on Google One’s website and app.
Verifying your monitoring profile information
  • Some information you submit — like your email addresses, phone numbers, and SSN — will be verified before they are added to your monitoring profile. This verification process makes sure that we're monitoring the right information for you and that no one else can add it to their profile. Learn more about how Google handles this information.
  • Your phone number or email address is only added to your monitoring profile after you verify it’s yours with a one-time verification code sent to your number or address. Your Social Security Number is only added after the number is cross-checked and verified against other identity information you provide to us.
You control the information that you want monitored
You can delete info from your monitoring profile at any time, including your name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth, and Social Security Number (SSN).
  • The email address that you use to sign in to Google One is included in your profile as part of the service. If you no longer want to monitor your email address, you can disable monitoring by deleting your profile in the dark web report settings.
  • If you add a phone number to your monitoring profile, it will show up in your Google Account as a phone number being used by Google One. You can delete your phone number directly from the monitoring profile.
  • If you disable monitoring by deleting your profile, your Social Security Number, along with your name and address provided during the verification process, will be removed from your payments profile unless you provided it for another Google service.

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