Updated: March 23, 2023
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How do i get google to recognize my cell phone when people want to send me a code?

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Nice to meet you ****!
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i'ms selling items on Marketpace and Offer up. People are suspicious i am a bot so they try to send me a google code to my cell phone number. Google says it cannot be verified. How do i get Google to recognize my phone number so people can verify i am a real person.


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Do they ask you for Google Voice verification code?

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They want to send me a verification code to my phone number and it does not work.

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****, it's probably scamming.
Never provide anyone with your Google Voice verification code. Upon receiving this code, the scammer can use your phone number to create a Google Voice account for themselves linked to your number
Keeping your phone number private online is essential.
NEVER reveal any verification codes to anyone!
NEVER clicking links or attachments from unknown sources is the key to cybersecurity.

No its not scamming. I have had 3 people run up against the same problem , 2 people believed me that i am a real person and left happily with their item.

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Are you still with me?

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If your phone number is linked to your Google account it is already recognized by Google.

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because it is a google code they are trying to send and it doesnt work.

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Do you mean Google trying to send you a code?

no, the person buying it sends me the code.

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On the Facebook Marketplace?

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Is your phone number linked to the Facebook account you are using for Marketplace?

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it is attached to my email and no one can tell me how to attach it to my phone

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Please, follow the instructions below to add your phone number to the Facebook account:

  1. Tap Menu(Three lines) in the bottom right of Facebook.
  2. Scroll down and tap settings & privacy, then tap Settings.
  3. In the Account section, tap Personal and account information, then tap Contact info.
  4. Tap Add phone number, enter your number and tap Continue.
  5. When you add a number, you may be asked to enter a confirmation code. If you don't get a text message with a confirmation code, check to make sure you've turned on mobile texts.
  6. Enter your confirmation code and tap Confirm.

i have that - ther is no 3 lines in the bottom right.

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Which device do you use for Facebook?


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Let me get back to you on this, and while I'm on it, please stay in the chat, thank you!
Click your profile picture in the top right of Facebook.
Select Settings & privacy, then click Settings.
Click Mobile in the left column.
Click + Add a Phone to add your first phone number or click + Add another mobile phone number to add more numbers.
Enter your phone number and choose if you'd like to get a text message or phone call with your confirmation code, then click Continue. You may need to check to make sure you've turned on mobile texts.
Enter your confirmation code and click Confirm.

thank youu , i think it worked. Bless you.

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I’m glad I was able to get that sorted out for you.

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