Phones Getting a strange text from Google out of nowhere ?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Tig Bitties, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

    Tig Bitties

    Sep 6, 2012
    I just received a text, from # 256447

    It read " Your Google verification code is 723xxx "

    What the heck is that for ? I have gotten something like that three time sin the past couple of weeks.
  2. MRU, Oct 7, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2015

    MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Either - You have likely setup a Google account for someone and at the time put in your tel number at setup. They are subsequently trying to recover password and now you are getting the verification notification.

    Alternatively it's your Google account and someone is trying to hack it.

    Or finally - your signing into your Google account on new devices.

    If latter two are not true, then it's likely the first.

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