tl;dr: When trying to login to a new Google account I'm getting a "This phone number has already been used too many times for verification" error, but I don't have another phone number. Is there anything else that I can do?
A few minutes after creating a secondary Google account, and successfully accessing Gmail, I was automatically logged off.
When I tried to log back in, I was presented with multiple verication steps. After completing them I received the following message:
We’ve detected unusual activity on the account you’re trying to access. To continue, please follow the instructions below.
I don't know what the "unusual activity" could be, because all I did was to create the account and then access Gmail.
The "instructions below" offers a single option, to provide a phone number for verification by either a voice call or text message.
When I try to enter my phone number, I receive the following error:
This phone number has already been used too many times for verification
- I have not used that phone number with the new account.
- I have used it to verify a single other account
- I do not have another phone number.
Is there any way to avoid finding an additional phone number to "borrow" to successfully login?