Fake profiles are in large numbers on Facebook. You can also check how to identify fake profiles. As a social network develops, fake profiles are sure to creep in. With the increasing popularity of Google+, fake profiles are also being created in Google+. But Google has been eliminating fake profiles in the last few weeks. But mistakes do happen and even your profile might get suspended if Google finds some suspicious activity on your profile.
Check if your Google+ Profile is Suspended
I myself have not experienced it but only a person whose profile was suspended can tell you how to find out if your Google+ profile is suspended. This is what Fleep Tuque says regarding her Google+ profile suspension:
When your account is suspended, you can still see your incoming stream, and notices get sent to your phone/email/whatever if you had that set up, but you can’t edit anything but your actual profile and you can’t comment, reply, etc.
Steps to Regain your Google+ Profile
- The first step is to fill up the appeal form which is provided to you during sign up process. You can fill up the form here.
- Wait for 24 hours. Google responded to me within 24 hours when I reported a bug in the number of people having me in their circles not being updated. So they might respond to you too within this time limit. If they don’t you can fill up the appeal for again providing some more details about why your account should not be suspended. You will need to provide your contact number and verify your identity by voice or SMS. So make sure you don’t hesitate in sharing your contact number.
- Post in Gmail Help Forum as even your access to other services will also be barred if your account is suspended.
- Contact Google+ Community Managers like Toby Stein and Natalie Villalobos regarding this.
This is all you can do and wait for Google to respond and trust me, they do respond if necessary. You can also choose to download your Google Account data to ensure that you do not lose any important contacts.
If you are under 13, your profile might get suspended and you will lose access to your Gmail account too. You can read this for more info.
Has your Google+ Account been suspended or have you recovered it after suspension?