I lost my phone today and I tried to do the remote wipe several times because phone was off and I was impatient. Now google says there was suspicious activity with my account and I must my password. This is the dilemma for me now. If I change the password, I may not be able to get the remote wipe but there were 6 notification emails in my mailbox confirm remote wipe has been requested and then google locked me out. Please help. Thanks.
Well, if the thief connected to the internet, it would surely work.
You'll need google account which have registered in your lost phone. Search android device manager and follow the instructions.
Until your phone(lost one) is not connected with internet data willn't wipe or factory reset , if anyone found that and used internet on it then its data will certainly wiped out.