What do you think about when you receive an email out of the blue asking for verification? The reality is this email is an attempt to capture your email credentials - otherwise known as a phishing attack.
How do you know this? If you hover your mouse pointer over links in the email body, without clicking, you will see a snippet of a destination URL. This destination may look very similar to a legitimate website such as one that is used to verify domains.
For example, the link may be to the URL verifymyemail.ml. The real website is www.verify-email.org, which will not ask for a password.
Here are a few steps to follow to avoid phishing attacks:
1. Mouse pointer hover – DO NOT CLICK
2. Contact the sender to confirm they have sent you an email
3. Delete email
4. Empty Deleted Items folder