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How To Fix “Sorry, You Have Been Blocked” On ChatGPT?

How to fix "Sorry, you have been blocked" on ChatGPT?

If you’ve experienced this issue while interacting with ChatGPT, fear not!

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the possible reasons behind this message and provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to fix it.

Why ChatGPT blocks you?

This occurs because you are using a VPN.

Potential abusers could use the VPN to mask their addresses and create an infinite number of accounts.

So, the only way for ChatGPT to limit a certain number of accounts to an IP address is to block VPNs.

Here are some ways to fix it.

1. Disconnect VPN

2. Contact ChatGPT

We will discuss each of these in detail below.

Disconnect VPN

Most of the time, disconnecting VPN will fix the issue.

Here is a step-by-step procedure on how to disconnect a VPN:

Step 1: Identify the VPN client or application you are using. The process may vary depending on the VPN software you have installed on your device.

Step 2: Locate the VPN client icon in your system tray or taskbar. It is usually represented by a small icon that resembles a padlock, a globe, or a VPN logo.

Step 3: Right-click on the VPN client icon. A context menu should appear with various options.

Step 4: Look for an option that says “Disconnect,” “Disconnect VPN,” or something similar. Click on that option. Alternatively, you may need to open the VPN client application by double-clicking on the icon. Once the application is open, search for a “Disconnect” or “Disconnect VPN” button within the software’s interface. Click on it to disconnect the VPN connection.

Step 5: After disconnecting, the VPN client icon in the system tray or taskbar should indicate that you are no longer connected to the VPN. It may change color or disappear altogether, depending on the VPN client.

Step 7: To confirm that you are no longer connected to the VPN, you can visit a website like www.whatismyip.com or www.iplocation.net. These sites will display your current IP address, which should now reflect your regular internet connection rather than the VPN’s IP address.

Please note that these steps are general and may vary slightly depending on the VPN client you are using. Always refer to the documentation or support resources provided by your VPN service for specific instructions on how to disconnect the VPN connection.

Contact ChatGPT

If the issue is still not resolved, you have to contact ChatGPT.

We have written a detailed article on how to contact ChatGPT along with the response time. Here is a brief about it.

S. No.Methods to Contact OpenAI or ChatGPT Customer SupportType of Queries AnsweredResponse Time
1Get answers from OpenAI Help CenterCommon QueriesImmediate
2Contact OpenAI Customer Service via chatCommon QueriesImmediate
3Reach out to OpenAI community on Reddit (Unofficial)Any types of QueriesMostly 1-2 days.
4Use OpenAI contact emailsAny type of QueriesWeeks/Months
5Contact OpenAI via TwitterAny type of QueriesNo Response


Is this a permanent ban on ChatGPT?

Based on our analysis, we don’t think they’re permanently banning anyone. It’s just that if you’re actively on a VPN they’ll show the “blocked” message until you disconnect. Doesn’t seem to have any long-term impact on your account though.

Which VPN has the most issue with ChatGPT?

Based on online reports, users of NordVPN seem to have been impacted more by this issue.

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