Newly created account and number but it says that it already exist and no further credits will be granted?

The title basically says it all. I just created an account today because I find it interesting enough now to explore AI and my friend recommended OpenAI because they give free 5$ credit upon registration.

But after registering, inputting my stuffs, I am SHOCKED TO FIND OUT that after I inputted my phone number, it says that this phone number already exist and no more further credits can be granted? What?! I just created my account today using my personal number and now it says it has been already used in an existing account?

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Hi and welcome to the community!

Sounds not good!
Consider that the phone number message is likely a simple SQL look up and inside the table was the number you are currently using.
If somebody else has used the number before then it would show up as a previously used number.
Otherwise, I see no reason to be “SHOCKED”. It somewhat implies that a malicious actor inputted phone numbers into the SQL table.
You should reach out to help.openai.com, or maybe just spend five dollars for a real account. It’s definitely worth it compared to the free tier.
Sorry that I don’t have better news and that this still helps, somewhat.

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I did reach out to the help section of the OpenAI. Still waiting for their response. Thanks for the reply though!

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I also just checked with my grandmother’s phone number, my father phone number and my mothers too, all these phone number exist with us for around 10+ years and no body has ever registered with any of those phone number on open ai and it still says the number is already registered