A known example of an InMail scam is when a phisher used a LinkedIn premium account to distribute a Wells Fargo Google Doc that redirected recipients to a phishing page on a hacked website.
Bloggs example. Also, the number of connection requests you can send is impacted by your own connection count.
If you have doubts as to whether a profile picture is legitimate, you can do a reverse image search. We have another type of LinkedIn spam invitation to connect which is a little worse. If you ask yourself whether the picture is the actual person, that's a great start when assessing to accept a LinkedIn invitation or not. By Henry Bagdasarian. Yet, if a profile exhibits a number of the above issues, it would be wise to maintain a level of healthy scepticism.
Customer Login Blog. Some cases may involve just receiving connection invitation emails which appear to be coming from LinkedIn, however, they do not impact the LinkedIn accounts. If a profile is particularly bare or lacks meaningful substance, this might be cause for concern.
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Ascertaining enterprise data can provide hackers with access to millions of consumer profiles.
However, if a profile is complete, this is no guarantee of validity as it is incredibly easy to duplicate a profile. Requests coming from within LinkedIn: Join Us Follow identitymate. Start the conversation elsewhere and only THEN send an invite to connect. Check their connections: Ultimately, enterprise data can be far more valuable compared to individual consumer data.
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May 7, 2015, 07: For example, in one case, after the LinkedIn member accepted the LinkedIn spam invitation to connect because she saw a shared contact, she soon received an email from the person who had indicated to be a bank professional in his LinkedIn title.
The links within these emails often route to another website, potentially based outside of the country, with the goal of loading your computer with malicious embedded software.