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Re: Why is Google asking for my phone number?

Mike CH. Oct 20, 2010 12:02 PM
Posted in group: Gmail Help Forum

Categories: Account Access and Safety : Learn tips and tricks : Other Browser (please specify) :

That message is a scam, see the sticky post called "Account terminations".

Note the answer to the first question in my post

"I am being asked to provide a phone number to get back into my account, is this legit? If you logged in and were taken to a special web page that asks for your phone number then yes"

If you get a request for your phone number and/or password via email it's a scam, report it using the "report phishing" menu option in the menu at the top right of the email.