What you should do if your Gmail account has been hacked or compromised including steps to recover your account and tell whether or not it was actually hacked.

If your Gmail / Google account has been hacked or compromised, the video above provides helpful recovery steps and let’s you know what you can do to protect your account.

One of the primary signs that your Gmail account has been hacked is when contacts of yours report that you’ve sent them strange emails asking form money or linking to a weird website.

If this occurs, the first thing you should do is change your password immediately and then check to see if your account has been accessed from an odd location. You can check when your account has been accessed from by viewing your account activity at the lower right side of your Gmail account.

If you suspect your Gmail account has been compromised, there are also some important settings to check to ensure that hackers have not granted themselves access to your email account or configured your emails to be forwarded to one of their accounts.

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It is also important to think about any confidential information that may have been kept or saved in your email account and do your best to protect it. This may include calling banks or at least monitoring the activity on your credit cards closely.

Having your Gmail account hacked or phished is never a fun ordeal but taking the right steps immediately after the breach can make a big difference in the severity of the attack.

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Anson Alexander

Anson Alexander is a blogger, author, SEO expert, teacher, and tech geek. As the founder of AnsonAlex.com, Anson works full time writing, editing, and producing content for his site and providing technical and business services to clients. He has a BS in international business and information systems from the University of Tampa. In his free time, Anson plays video games, enjoys nature, spends time at the beach, and loves to travel.

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