Phone calls and emails came in – it was very convincing.
I could find no one to directly help me, who knew everything to do. If anything like this happens to you, I hope this helps.
someone with a name close to yours through whom they route their deed – don’t lose it over everyone that has your name who seems suspect! Possibly they got your password from some email you sent, text, or scam email, etc.
(NEVER send a password over email or text, and NEVER respond to a Google email or other email asking for password or financial info.) See at the bottom of this post for more possible ways they got your password.
Disclaimer: I’m not tech support, nor do I know much, so what is here below is drawn from other sites, and you may follow the instructions if you choose.
FIRST: Change your password on that Gmail account spamming people.
will do my best to make this simple – you’re frustrated, and need help now.
I just spent 12 hours (and counting) dealing with a spam/phishing hack of my Gmail account.
(NEVER use your same Gmail password for other sites.) THIRD: Go to the bottom right hand corner of your Gmail account.
See where it says “Last Account Activity – Details”?
Click that, and you’ll see how long ago someone other than you was on your Gmail. (Note – hackers apparently often use a “shadow” – i.e.
Brutal – and you feel quite violated in the process.
Hang in there, and don’t be afraid of the internet. I’ll try to make the “rocket science” I found it to be as simple as possible. My experience: My entire Contact list (it was my business email) was informed I was stranded in Malaga, Spain without a passport.If your account has been compromised/hacked/stolen you will need to check and fix at least ALL of the following things, including the password change. Go to your Gmail Account, Mail Settings Log in, and click on your mail settings in the upper right hand corner (the little gear).