These emails are written in such a way that many businesses are confused, thinking it's legitimate and serious "reports" but in fact, they are simply a directory trying to get you to join them. If they were up front about their intentions... well, I wouldn't be writing this blog post.
Bottom line is (and if you've been following our blog for awhile, you know what I'm going to say next), never click a link in an email. If you don't recognize the sender, be cautious. Don't panic just because someone uses words like, "report" or "verify" as if it's official.
And don't click the, "unsubscribe" link either. Because much like a spam call, they're wanting to see if they have a live number or a live email. Just Mark them as SPAM and go on with your day.
If you're not sure if something is legit, drop us a comment. We'll check for you. We hate scammers, spammers and cyber criminals.