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YouTube Account Has Been Hacked & deleted (How Do I Recover it?) 0 Recommended Answers 3 Replies 4 Upvotes
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My personal YouTube account has been hacked & deleted (account name was PURE Function) 

This happened last night, and I am unable to see my channel anywhere or even log in to access it. 

I tried logging in and had two step authentication setup also.

Please let me know who I can speak with or what steps I need to take to resolve this issue ASAP. 

Ryan Scott
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Can you share screenshots of the email where they took ownership?
Also, can you check for any suspicious activity for your google account? Check that by reviewing "recent security events" here: 

Please make sure you have secured your Google account, as is explained here:
Please also provide your full /channel/ URL (we cannot use the /user/ URL...the URL should have /channel/ and then a series of letters and numbers), and keep track of any actions the hijacker has done, just in case we need to ask the team to reverse it.
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Good Morning Andrew,

So, my channel seems to have been some what restored. Someone at YouTube must have switched my channel over to the newly created one using www.youtube.com/channel_switcher 

Most of the channel to be working now as you can comment on videos, like them and search for them.

the issues were having is if you click on the actual channel name is says "no results found" as shown in the screen shot below. Also, new people are unable to subscribe to the channel it will not allow it. 

any help is much appreciated and the channel URL is youtube.com/rstuningdesign 

Ryan Scott
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This suggests you have been working with @TeamYouTube or with Partner Support, as you obviously did not provide me with the information to move the case forward.

If this is the case, then you need to continue with them so that I don't open a duplicate escalation for your issue. Let me know if you have any questions.
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