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Fake YouTube Emails Could Lead To Channel Hacks 2020.

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Fake YouTube Emails have been circulating for a long time.

YouTubers are notified that they must take necessary action to avoid having their channels suspended.

With that in mind, I have made a quick video showing what the emails look and how you can tell they are fake.

This is typically what the fake YouTube emails say:

With the aim of increasing easy intelligibility and transparency, We are updating our Terms of service for YouTube channels that are open to making money. Please accept our new terms of service by clicking on the link below. Otherwise, the monetization feature of your YouTube channel will be disabled within 24 hours. The new terms of service apply to people with monetization enabled. Thank you for being part of the YouTube community.

This is followed by a clickable link saying ‘click for details’.

Howerever, do not click!

Another example of a typical fake YouTube email is this:-

We’ve received a complaint that your channel has lots of spam videos. Please check and edit the spam videos we have marked by clicking on the link below. Otherwise, if you don’t edit spam videos on your channel, your channel will close in 24 hours. Thank you for your patience in this process.

As I have said, such messages are fake.

They come with a clickable link which you must not click under any circumstances.

Furthermore, if clicked it will cause huge problems and take you down a rabbit hole from which you will not escape with your YouTube channel intact.

Channel hackers depend on your kneejerk reaction for their scams to work.

Us YouTubers put a huge amount of work into our channels.

Therefore getting these fake YouTube emails can cause instant panic.

fake YouTube e mails

Don’t do it. Watch my video and other videos on YouTube from other channel owners like me, who have had these emails.

I apologise for this not being a craft post.

However, I hope it will stop people falling prey to all the fake YouTube emails currently doing the rounds.