My google account is requiring I confirm my identity using an Android device, but I have no android devices. I had logged in with one over 4 years ago, but no longer have any (switched to IOS for work). I do have some Windows VMs and thought to possibly run the Android Emulator to simulate an Android device, but had thought from past experience that Google Play Services wouldn't run through the emulator, so likely many of these types of features wouldn't work.
Thoughts on how to get past it without having to buy a $50 TracPhone, which just seems like simple extortion? I see no google-groups or other means of contacting google-account-services support.