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3/25/19
I received an email from “YouTube Legal Support” requesting documentation to verify age. 4 Recommended Answers 63 Replies 73 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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3/25/19
Hello, welcome to the YouTube Help Forum!
 
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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3/25/19
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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3/25/19
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!
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4/12/19
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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8/7/19
I received the same message as well. The email address is came from was an @google.com but still has me feeling very uneasy. Google has my information so I am very leery of this. This is my identity here, not to get in the wrong hands. I am not rich so if it is a phishing ploy, they would be sadly disappointed. I am awaiting a response so I will know more at that point. I have had my YT and Google accounts for years so it is really sketchy to ask me this now.. After all this time. But whatever.
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