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So apparently, recently someone took over the old YT channel of mine that I haven't used in ages:…

Problem is, it would appear that there isn't really anything I can do about it. I don't remember neither the email that the channel is attached to, nor the recovery email or phone number that it's supposed to use. Supposedly, there used to be a link with which you could try to claim your pre-Google YT channels ( ), but it does not seem to be working anymore.

So unless someone comes up with some kind of miracle solution, the best I can do is add "Real Account" to the name of my actual, current YT channel:…

This is so disheartening.

EDIT: I don't know how, but I just checked up again on that old channel and saw, to my utmost surprise, that it's now deleted?

Considering that this is what I planned to do with it anyways if I managed to get back my access to it, I think I can call it a happy end. I don't know if it's because someone here reported the channel or if it's because the thief himself decided to delete it, but I didn't have anything noteworthy on there anyways, so I'm glad it happened.
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Vupsi12345 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Wow. That is really odd O_o

Well, I'm glad everything worked out in the end. Hopefully this will be the end of it :D
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You should still let YouTube know about that.  That doesn't sound right and that IS technically someone stealing your property.
RoyCalbeck Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All's well that ends well?
EbbiTheTigress Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Student Artist
See? This is why we delete old yt channels
aqdrobert Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You have the real account. The other is just an NPC saying, "blah blah blah..."
Comeha Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
"TheRealZuTheSkunk"? Sorry to hear about this.
sonamy-666 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How is that even possible?
TheSleepyDrizzle Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps a few complaints of fraud with a link to this page will help.
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