My inbox had a lot of emails from LinkedIn today. I sent several requests to connect last night and I received notifications that these people accepted the invitation. But a few of the notifications were about people I didn’t even know. My first reaction was to click on the link to go to LinkedIn and see their profile but just before I click on it I stopped myself. Something didn’t seem right. I hovered over the link and confirmed my suspicion. The emails were not from LinkedIn and they were Phishing scams. The address of the link would not take me to LinkedIn, it was to another site that had nothing to do with LinkedIn.
Take a look at the email below.
The email looked like all the other emails that I received from LinkedIn but this was clearly a Phishing email trying to get me to click on the link and go to another site. I didn’t click on the link but I can guess the site looked like LinkedIn. The site probably wanted my LinkedIn userid and password or was trying to download some malware on my computer.
Today was LinkedIn. Tomorrow may be Bank of America or American Express or Facebook.
Use caution and be careful out there!