Solved Someone created Gmail account bearing my name

January 26, 2014 at 15:11:54
Specs: Windows XP
Someone created a fake gmail account using my name and is using it. To create a gmail you MUST provide another email account (service provider) so my question is how do I find out the 'backup' email address to know who has done this?

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January 27, 2014 at 11:17:08
You might try to register a complaint with your local prosecuting Attorney office or your State Attorney General's office. Impersonating another person is against the law.


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January 26, 2014 at 16:27:26
Gmail might be the best people to ask about this.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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January 26, 2014 at 17:51:35
I tried that but that didn't help. I did see many comments/review on how bad their customer service is though, lol

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January 26, 2014 at 21:32:40
Since the account name can be anything the user chooses, are you saying the account name is your name--yourname@gmail.com. If that's all it is you may not be able to do much since, for example, the first to choose 'john smith' gets to use it. All the other John Smiths are out of luck.

However if they used your personal information you can probably threaten gmail with legal action if they don't do anything about it. Are they sending emails to people you know pretending to be you?


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January 27, 2014 at 03:49:28
Yes, they are. They are pretending to be me and sending 'made up' screenshot text messages through the email address to my boyfriend saying that the text messages they sent him are me as well. I also have the phone number that they claim I'm sending these text to but when I did a search for the cell number on Intellus, it came up with no name provided. I have even sent text to that number asking who they are and they won't tell me, they just say that they WILL break up my boyfriend and I. They continue to have fake text conversations (easily done-have conversations with someone else and have that number saved under my name in their phone) on that number and then screenshot it and email the messages from the fake email account, to my boyfriend.

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January 27, 2014 at 08:56:29
We help with computer issues, fixing faults and so forth. As I said before this sort of thing must be sorted out with Gmail. If they don't play ball you must push harder. The problem is not with your computer it is something outsiders have done to your account. We have no means of tracking this sort of thing.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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January 27, 2014 at 10:04:54
The person is obviously an acquaintance, maybe someone you see everyday. I bet you can think of a few suspects. If you're where you can see them you might text that number and see if reach for their phone.

Otherwise as Derek says you need to push the issue with gmail. You could also pursue the issue with their cell phone service provider. You might even check with the police since this is a form of identity theft.


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January 27, 2014 at 11:17:08
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You might try to register a complaint with your local prosecuting Attorney office or your State Attorney General's office. Impersonating another person is against the law.

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