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Scams that prey on business professionals are everywhere. Some scams that pretend to be legitimate organizations can be very hard to detect.
One that your San Francisco Bay Area IT professionals have been seeing quite a bit in our inbox recently are fake LinkedIn invitations.
We thought it be a good reminder to address this today with you.
Below is a screen shot from a real LinkedIn invitation a friend of ours received recently:
And here is the fake one we also received:
NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE?
The real LinkedIn invitation:
On the fake LinkedIn invite:
Don’t click on any links within the email. Instead, open your browser and go directly to LinkedIn. If you have invitations waiting for you, it was legit. If not, then it wasn’t.
With all the phishing scams out there, avoiding the links in emails (except if you know the person who sent it to you and the message fit with who they are) might be the best way to go. Be safe out networking on LinkedIn.