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Why does gmail ask for my phone number upon registration?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Rudyzplace, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Rudyzplace

    Rudyzplace Regular Member

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    Lately on every gmail account I open, Google want my phone number to sms me.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. nod43

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    its a new layer of security to supposidly stop spammers from using gmail. from what ive experimented with is that at some times the sms verification can be triggered based on the content you input on the registration page (google may pick it up as phony right off the bat), or the rate which you enter the information.

    im sure someone can give you a more analyzed explanation, but its basically just random; clear your cookies, dont use the same IP for more than 5, general things like that and it wont ask you for sms verification.
     
  3. Rudyzplace

    Rudyzplace Regular Member

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    I get the sms verification in my second try :( I'll try using proxies for each account, I'll post an update if it makes a difference.
     
  4. seojumper

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    Probably some goggle engineer wants your mobile number to hook you up :)

    J/k its security, the same Facebook, and some other networks use. You can't own so many phone numbers as you own different email addresses.
     
  5. narutorocker

    narutorocker Junior Member

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    sucks for people who can't afford to have a cell phone,this means their not allowed the privilege to use googles gmail client as a service. I know people right now 18+ who cant afford a phone,part of this reason,no jobs for them are available.
     
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    well, 3 days back i was creating a new account and just after i hiting the submit form button i was expecting the welcome screen that would be taking me to the inbox but instead received "sms verification" page....i cancelled that i thought of not creating the account....but all of my other accounts are working fine and were never asked for verification....so may be it's for the "emails created to be" and not for the existing ones.....but who knows the G b*tch....
    as precaution, i have started using different IPs while using gm@il accounts.
     
  7. thewebduke

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    even for new youtube accnt creation, they are asking phone numbr.
     
  8. truepals_forever

    truepals_forever Senior Member

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    For phone sex

    j/k

    They are trying to save themselves from being raped by Spammers..
     
  9. DFunny

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    Dude, this has been going on for months now and has been the subject of a number of posts. Use the the search button next time.
     
  10. peter2002

    peter2002 Senior Member

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    No, Google asks for phone # every time now.
    @OP: You didn't do anything wrong.
     
  11. SpazzyMcSpazz

    SpazzyMcSpazz Regular Member

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    No it doesn't, I just made 3 today, got verification on the 4th though. I think it helps if you're using real names.
     
  12. SpazzyMcSpazz

    SpazzyMcSpazz Regular Member

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    Well they can fill in that support request. And then not get any answer whatsoever.
     
  13. peter2002

    peter2002 Senior Member

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    That's strange I am always using names and get asked for phone # every time. Maybe you have to switch IP address after all.
     
  14. SpazzyMcSpazz

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    I will supress the urge to yell at you like crazy. Of course you have to switch the IP. And clean the flash cookies and probably a whole bunch of other things :) I just make a new firefox profile just to be sure. I think they also check if you have a reasonable security answer, maybe it's just me.
    They're not just gonna slap the PV on everyone, that would be the death of them.
     
  15. EvErLasTiNg

    EvErLasTiNg Newbie

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    I made 4 new accounts without sms verification..lucky me :D


    Everlasting.
     
  16. TheSlugClub

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    they want your number to call you and yell at you if you spam
     
  17. Selassie_i

    Selassie_i Newbie

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    Its actually quite common now for sms verification from google nothing to be really worried about.
     
  18. JamesAtlas

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    Yea, freaked me out recently too. If your worried, just use Yahoo instead.
     
  19. jumola

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    flash cookies. get rid of em. and that'll do the trick
     
  20. provider

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    there is too many scam join GMAIL, so they asking you phone .