Monday January 28, 2013
Here's a Phish you Don't Want Swimming in Your Contact Pool!
I've written a few posts about Phishing Scams and Spammers on LinkedIn - and this is a great reminder to be careful. Even though LinkedIn does a decents job of monitoring its membership, there a plenty of sharks and other nefarious goofballs who have made their way onto LinkedIn.
Yeah, we expect those "Have you seen this awful picture of you: link" in Twitter DMs, but LinkedIn is a business netowrking site! Surely we are safe here - NOT.
Lately I've been awash in scammy InMails - and they must be workign on someone, because people are spending a lot of time and effort sending these out.
Here's what you can do to report scammers and spammers:
- Click on the name of the Spammer and when you get to their profile "Report as Inappropriate" if possible
- If you don't get that option, you can always copy their Public Profile URL and report them to LinkedIn at [email protected]
- Always report the InMail or message as spam.
Maybe, just maybe if enough of us do this, we can hold back the tide!