I am in the United States. I have had my Google account since 2004. About two years ago I started to receive support emails from various companies (Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Spotify) in Portuguese. I tried to place orders online with Privacy, Harrys, Spotify and they all say that I am not in the United States.
I have checked my location settings in Google and it is set to US. I have selected English as my language for email. I have even changed my search settings from current region to United States.
I have a strong password, two factor auth and location settings turned on. I have never logged into my account from Brazil.
I am not using a VPN and my IP address shows that I am in the United States.
Does anybody have any clue what could be causing this issue or how to fix?
Side note…there is somebody in Brazil with a similar name that sometimes will suggest a password reset but has never logged in. From time to time I receive emails for him (bank statements, CC bills, college grades, airline tickets). I think he is giving people my email address by mistake but not sure how that would update my location to Brazil if he has never been able to login to my account.
I know it would be easier to just start fresh but this issue is really bugging me and I want to find the solution…if there is one.