I'm trying to log in to a very old Gmail account of mine.
When I enter the correct password, I'm taken to a page that says:
Something seems a bit different about the way you're trying to sign in. Complete the step below to let us know it's you and not someone pretending to be you. Learn more.
The page gives me the option to either enter my recovery email address or answer my security question.
Sadly, I know neither. For people like me, Google offers the option to "Verify your identity by answering multiple questions about your account."
I've tried that option several times, and despite answering those questions to the best of my knowledge, I'm told:
The information you've provided does not match the information on the account. You can try submitting another claim with more accurate information.
Is there any way for me to access my account? Google has a method for accessing the accounts of deceased family members. Is there something similar for situations like this? I'm more than willing to provide them with photo identification if necessary.