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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1726 Android user locked out of Google after moving cities
An Android user has been locked out of his Google account apparently because he moved cities, according to a post on Reddit.

The explanation offered by Google support staff was that since his address details differed, billing information with Google wasn't current and hence the user's purchases could look fraudulent.

The user in question does not know for sure that this is the reason; during his interactions with Google support to find out why he had been locked out, he was told that "It is our policy to not discuss the specific reasons for an account closure."

This, apparently, is official Google policy.
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#1726 Android user locked out of Google after moving cities
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