Google has a function which allows you to recover your gmail account by submitting the account creation date. Someone guessed mine successfully, and was able to recover my account and use it for their own purposes. While I too can recover the account back, since they also know the recovery date, it makes it a back and forth of logging in and out unless I can fix this issue. There are several articles on account security, none of which work, as the account creation date bypasses all other security measures. Unless there is a way to deactivate this my account will be stuck in limbo between me and the hacker, or lost for good.

My question is whether or not it is possible for me to prevent the hacker to do this.

  • What is your question? – user55949 Oct 31 '19 at 13:37
  • If you already tried all the recommendations given in support.google.com/accounts post a question on the official Google Accounts help forum support.google.com/accounts/community as there could be something that Googlers could do or at least to learn from your case. Disclaimer I'm a Google Accounts Product Expert but usually I only participate on the Spanish forum. If you didn't tried all and still are interested on participating on this community, then edit this question to make it more specific about what you already tried. – Rubén Oct 31 '19 at 17:42
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    Turn on additional recovery methods for your account... Add a recovery phone number and/or email address. – Pluto Oct 31 '19 at 17:48
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    Possible duplicate of How do I protect my Google/Gmail account? – ale Nov 6 '19 at 16:32

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