LinkedIn Phishing Scam

If you receive a message entitled “LinkedIn Security Notice” informing you that your LinkedIn account has been closed for lack of activity, it is a known phishing attempt. 

I suspected as much and contacted LinkedIn

If you receive a potentially fraudulent email appearing to originate from LinkedIn, DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS WITHIN THE EMAIL MESSAGE.  Promptly notify Customer Support.  Login to your LinkedIn account, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on Help Center.  In the “Get Started Here” Search box, enter “fraudulent email.”  Click on the first Search result: “Possible Fraudulent Email.”  At the bottom of the page you will find a link to the Privacy Department.  Click on the link to complete an online contact form.  If possible, save a copy of the scam e-mail and attach it to the online contact form.

Phishing scams are nothing new.  It’s hard to know whether reporting them does any good, but it only takes a moment of your time. 

Copyright 2011 Beverly Michaelis

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