I have received and email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to verify my email account. Is this from Virgin?
No it's not!
Why do I need to do this after about 10 years?
You don't - this is a typical phishing tactic
It links to a page with seemingly no real identifying features only another link 'verify'. Not understanding phishing very well it needs more info for people to feel confident!
When dealing with emails you should always adhere to the following.
1. Don't click links in unexpected emails!
2. Don't open attachments in unexpected emails!
3. Never supply information after clicking a link in unexpected emails!
You can report the mail by forwarding it as an attachment to email@example.com
Also be aware that scammers will often lift images and other assets from genuine sites in order to make linked pages appear genuine.
The vast majority of companies including Virgin Media will NEVER ask to verify information in this way.
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