Another Clever Scam for the tired and the less-than-experienced to fall for. BE CAREFUL!!
This can be done over text or email.
The ‘Victim’ receives a text or email (official looking of course) asking if you requested a password reset on your account, and if you didn’t reply with the word ‘STOP’. (or something similar).
Next, they are urged to send the 6 digit numerical code, they will receive, in order to confirm it wasn’t them and to prevent the password being changed. YEP you guessed it. The bad guys are the ones asking for the password change and you just sent them the code to do it with. Now you’re locked out and they’re in. Don’t Fall For It!!
Remember that Gmail or any other web service will never ask if you *don’t* want to do something with your account. You didn’t ask for a password reset, so you shouldn’t be asked about one.
Do not reply at all, doing so will tell the scammers that they have reached a valid number or address. Have 2-step verification set up on your accounts if you are able and lets be safe out there!