Written: August 20, 2013

Beware of LinkedIn Phishing Scams

I use LinkedIn every week to keep in touch with business contacts and network with other freelance professionals. Today I received an invitation to connect on LinkedIn and it looked 100% legitimate:

LinkedIn Phishing Scam


Without even thinking about it I clicked on the link: View Profile

This link went to some scam site in Russia.

I had been fooled by an official-looking email that looks 100% legitimate, like a real email from LinkedIn. Had I taken just a second and hovered my mouse over the link View Profile, then I would’ve discovered that this email was instead a spam:

View Profile scam


I love being connected by email and LinkedIn, but I don’t like wasting my precious business time by clicking links to Russian spam sites.



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