$100 free credit mail


yesterday I got an email like this:

"Hi there!

You’ve been swimming with us for some time now. As a token of our appreciation, we’d like to give you $100 in free credit for your DigitalOcean account, valid for redemption by Monday, February 21.* Click the button below to claim this offer:"

I clicked it, it seemed legit and I could use the $100 credit. I clicked first and think second… Is this a legit DO mail or am I screwed? It came from a digitalocean mail and the link is a subdomain of DO.

Submit an answer
Answer a question...

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Site Moderator
Site Moderator badge
June 14, 2022


Well, it does seem to be legit. You’ve done well to check the sender and the link to be exactly DigitalOcean’s. Anyway, if someone gets a real phishing mail, always check the exact Domain and make sure not to give your credentials if it’s not.

Bobby Iliev
Site Moderator
Site Moderator badge
February 15, 2022

Hey @komplexgyok,

In our public community, we aim to answer open questions about anything SysAdmin, DigitalOcean and beyond. However, we make every attempt to keep personal information safe and so don’t ever access personal account information here. This means we can’t provide help with any account or billing-related issues.

Please reach out to our amazing support team who will be more than happy to assist you with your account issue! :)

Hope that helps! - Bobby.