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I received an email from “YouTube Legal Support” requesting documentation to verify age. 4 Recommended Answers 64 Replies 93 Upvotes
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I received an email from “YouTube Legal Support” requestion documentation (birth certificate, drivers license, etc) to verify age.  Is this legit or is it spam?
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Not too sure. Can you share the email address that they used to contact you? Was it either @YouTube or @Google.com?
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I find it strange that they are asking me to send the information in a reply to the email and not upload via YouTube.
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The address does look legitimate. In this case, I would recommend that you attach the documents requested and forward it to legal @ support.youtube.com  (don't reply directly to the email).
If it is indeed a real request, the legal representative can send it over to the correct team. That way there is no possibility that you are sharing sensitive information with outside parties (although I doubt it).
Better safe than sorry!
Last edited 3/25/19
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I received the same email and have the same concerns. It is NOT secure to be sending sensitive material like this via email. I keep asking for an upload link, but I get the same canned response every time. Not sure what to do at this point.
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These guys are done!! YouTube is over.
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