Brentwood Police want to make people aware of a new scam involving Gmail accounts.
What happens: hackers send a text that asks you about a password reset on your Gmail account, prompting you to reply STOP and asking you to provide a verification code. But beware, this is a scam. Here’s what the text message conversation might look like:
Do not reply to the text (doing so will tell the scammers that they have reached a valid number). To prevent losing your account to hackers, it’s a good idea to have two-step verification set up on your Google account, advises the Brentwood Police Department.
Learn more about Google’s two-step verification process here.