PSA: Ignore that unexpected email from Twitter asking you to confirm your account

PSA: Ignore that unexpected email from Twitter asking you to confirm your account


The confirmation emails were sent out in error. | Screenshot by Tom Warren / The Verge

Twitter has apologized for accidentally sending out emails asking users to “confirm your Twitter account.” The company says the messages were sent out by mistake. “If you received one of these emails, you don’t need to confirm your account and you can disregard the message,” the company said.

The Verge’s own Tom Warren was a recipient of one of the emails, which looks like the one Twitter sends out to validate an email address during its sign-up process. Users who weren’t expecting to receive the emails quickly assumed they were being sent out by someone trying to imitate Twitter as part of a phishing scam, BleepingComputer reports.

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