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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #525 on: November 17, 2016, 06:16:51 PM »
Should I update the post or wait for more confirmation or accounts to be restored?

I say wait. Especially there is a good chance it's not a real response from Google.

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« Reply #526 on: November 17, 2016, 06:17:35 PM »
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I would wait for confirmation from a more reputable source.  I hate to throw rain on the party :(

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« Reply #527 on: November 17, 2016, 06:18:29 PM »
Definitely wait
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #528 on: November 17, 2016, 06:18:43 PM »
I say wait. Especially there is a good chance it's not a real response from Google.
What does the website gain by making up a response?

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« Reply #529 on: November 17, 2016, 06:18:58 PM »
Minneapolis star tribune http://www.startribune.com/google-hits-pixel-resellers-with-digital-death-sentence/401779055/

it was posted somewhere that people got $5 a piece? because thats what they're reporting. must be the people who spoke to AP

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #533 on: November 17, 2016, 06:21:50 PM »
Should I update the post or wait for more confirmation or accounts to be restored?

Don't post anything until you have an official statement from Google.

Giving a statement to one site before releasing a general statement is highly unusual. That's not how these things operate.

The fact that everyone carries it is irrelevant if they all got it form the same unofficial source.
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« Reply #534 on: November 17, 2016, 06:23:47 PM »
Don't post anything until you have an official statement from Google.

Giving a statement to one site before releasing a general statement is highly unusual. That's not how these things operate.

The AP said

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In a Thursday statement, Google described the reselling arrangement as a "scheme," but promised to restore the accounts of customers who it believes were unaware of its Pixel policies.

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« Reply #535 on: November 17, 2016, 06:24:14 PM »
Don't post anything until you have an official statement from Google.

Giving a statement to one site before releasing a general statement is highly unusual. That's not how these things operate.

The fact that everyone carries it is irrelevant if they all got it form the same unofficial source.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #536 on: November 17, 2016, 06:25:11 PM »
Consumerist are also reporting they received this statement from Google. They are much more reliable site. It seems Google has sent this statement to all those who reached out fro comment.

https://consumerist.com/2016/11/17/is-google-shutting-down-the-accounts-of-users-who-resell-their-pixel-phones/

"We reached out to Google for comment and more information regarding whether or not Pixel buyers are warned that their accounts may be blocked if they resell the devices. A Google spokesperson told Consumerist in an emailed statement that the company had identified “a scheme in which consumers were asked to purchase Pixel devices on behalf of a reseller, who then marked-up the cost of those devices in order to resell them to other customers.”

Google is willing to take pity on some of those folks who are locked out, but not all.

“We prohibit the commercial resale of devices purchased through Project Fi or the Google Store so everyone has an equal opportunity to purchase devices at a fair price,” the rep added. “Many of the accounts suspended were created for the sole purpose of this scheme, but since some customers were not aware of these Terms of Sale and are now locked out of many Google services they rely on, we’re restoring access to these customers’ accounts.”"

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #537 on: November 17, 2016, 06:26:24 PM »
Without a link to an official source it doesn't matter who ran it.

It's gotta come from the horse's mouth, most likely here:

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #539 on: November 17, 2016, 06:26:57 PM »
$5!?!?!?!  Oy