I ALMOST DIED JUST NOW!
I went back and tried to access my blog. And it said,
"We've detected unusual activity on your account.
To immediately restore access to your account,
choose how to verify your account."
It also told me that I have no admin rights to modify my blog! And I saw nothing on my dashboard!
In 5 minutes, MY BLOG HAS BEEN REMOVED!
I ALMOST CRIED!
I forced hubby to view my blog on his lappy. The answer still the same.
"Luckily you have your blog being archived." Said hubby.
"WHAT? I HAVE 2 BLOGS WITH 700+ POSTS WITH LINKS, FOLLOWERS, YOU CAN'T EXPECT ME TO RE-DO ALL OVER AGAIN!" I shouted. At this moment, I had LOTS of things in my mind! Friends would think that I gone crazy, readers would think that I left the blogging world, this and that! Shiat! THIS IS MY LIFE ANYWAY!
I quickly tried to access my GMail and it asked me to get a verification code via handphone.
I searched few forums and since Google Admin stated that the method is legit, I followed the step by resetting the password to my other account, that is Yahoo. Once I received the link, it still request to key in the verification code, that was supposed to be sent via handphone!
Dang! Something that phisher can do! Why would Google ask for handphone no.? I had no choice but to proceed with the suggestion. I entered my handphone number and waited. No text message! I re-do twice, but still no text message!
"Owh...stupid...I have to put 6 at the front!" And this time I chose voice message instead of text message.
In 2 seconds, Google voicemail called me and gave the verification code. I entered the code and VOILA!!! I managed to get back my account! Followed by the same code via text message, that was done earlier.
I then started to discuss with hubby...remember when GMail keep on asking our handhphone for easy validation? And we skipped it! This is how Google Team "enforced" the policy. So whoever hasn't done it, it's your choice.
I did...when I almost died. How bout you guys?