Google Offers Online Identity Verification in 40 Languages

  • Identity Verification

Earlier this year, Google introduced a fraud prevention tool called a 2-step verification that helps protect Google Accounts from id verification threats like password compromise and identity theft. The user will enter a verification code that is sent to their mobile phone and this additional step, only done once, can make it harder for an unauthorized person to gain access to the account.

According to Google, their users like the verify identity feature so much, they are going to offer the 2-step id verification in 40 languages and more than 150 countries. Google has created a video on how to implement the 2-step verification process.

The importance in this feature is that Google is taking preventative measures to curb online fraud. While a compromised email account may seem minimal when compared to online banking fraud, the damage can be just as devastating.