Imagine my horror as I was merrily reading blogs and commenting Monday evening, when I hit "reply" on a blog, and I was redirected to a google page saying that my account has been disabled due to a violation of the terms of service. Um.....last I recall, I don't think I put up any porn on my blog...
So naturally, I freaked out. It said if I don't believe I violated the terms of service, to fill out this form and I MAY get my account back. And they MAY or MAY NOT contact me. (This was my email and blog, btw). Holy F%@! I could totally get my email account and my blog deleted! What did I do?? I am just a little 'ol wholesome pregnant lady trying to chronicle my life as a struggling aspiring novelist! (Which, if you didn't know already, DO NOT piss off a pregnant lady.)
So naturally, I freaked out even more. After much crying, hair pulling, and gnashing of teeth, I clicked around google (desperately searching for a phone number so I can talk to an actual PERSON, to no avail) until I came back to the email login page and there was a link to click if you have trouble logging in. So I clicked on that. Then, it brought me to a couple more steps in which I had to fill out some more forms and get a code texted to my phone, change my password, promise my 2nd born child, and FINALLY I was able to get back on. It said my account had been compromised.
So, after that near-death experience, I'm back and everything seems to be fine. Still a bit nervous so I upped as much security and account recovery stuff as possible. But whew, that was close.
Anyone ever experience this with their blog or gmail account? Did you almost DIE? How did you get your account back?