Emails from [email protected] - are they genuine?

by Joe   Last Updated April 11, 2019 21:04 PM

I have a site which uses the YouTube Data API.

About a year ago, I had a similar email to the one below - the email address appeared to be genuine, so I filled the form in at https://services.google.com/fb/forms/ytapicommercializationapplication/ sent it back, and heard nothing about it.

Then, at the end of February 2019, I received another email from the same address [email protected] asking me to complete another compliance review.

Email 1

I replied and questioned why I was being asked for this less than a year after the previous one. I got no reply initially and then about two weeks later I got this email

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Worried that I might lose access, I completed the form once again.

I sent a covering email to say I had filled the form in.

Then today, I received this email

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I am a bit confused and worried that I have given information away to a malicious third-party.

When I do a search for their email address [email protected] - I get no results - but I don't see how such an email address would get past Gmail's SPAM filters.

I'm starting to think it is some sort of scam, as I am being asked to supply project numbers - I am now thinking that if this was genuine then they would at least provide some sort of personalised information in the email?

Has any one else had similar emails, and do you think it looks genuine? If not, does anyone know of a reliable contact at Google that could confirm/deny the legitimacy?

At https://developers.google.com/youtube/terms/developer-policies it does say that they may do this sort of thing from time to time, but they don't specify how they might get in contact

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