Have I hooked up to some sort of phishing scam or is don’t-be-evil Google really linking up the entire world’s emails, searches, youtube views, and telephone numbers?
I just went to look at a video on YouTube and got a page telling me I can’t log on to my YouTube account unless I link the account to a Google account. It says if I don’t want to link my accounts (and I don’t) I have the option to create a new Google account.
When I tried making a new Gmail account to make a new Google account (which I NEVER intend to use), it demands that I give them a phone number which they will call or text a verification number to that I need to activate the account.
Is this real or have I run into some sort of scam?