Such Mail Isn’t From LinkedIn: Hackers Want To Steal Your Personal Information

Office 2LinkedIn, one of the world’s largest professional networks

No matter how good ‘yester-years’ were in terms of communication, business, employment, political activities, and marketing, it can’t be compared to today’s influence and effectiveness of the social media.

Yet the social media harbors all sorts of crimes and frauds, including identity and credit cards theft and ‘hacking,’ often tricking people into doing something dangerous which may either harm your computer or the revealing of personal information, for example, passwords, credit cards, and personal information.

Despite the fight against internet crime, the culprits involved are not slowing down. They always come out with new ideas just to steal or get your personal information to steal. Online, they use fake letter heads of many social media, including Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook etc, with the intention to defraud.

Below is a fake mail someone may think comes from LinkedIn. Some people easily fall victims to such frauds before they realize they have made a big mistake.

Good morning,

We found a situation on your profile today, please view complete message……..This message is sent via HTML click here to view. We request you to log in and update your profile.

Thanks,

Bennett, Andrew

LinkedIn Corporation

LinkedIn Corporation, Mountain View, California, USA, and LinkedIn Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, October 23, 2014

 OR BY MAIL at:

 For Members in the United States:

LinkedIn Corporation

Attn: Agreement Matters (Legal)

2029 Stierlin Court

Mountain View CA 94043

USA

Suggestion:  Always be careful. If you are not sure where the mail comes from, don’t respond, contact ‘Support’ of the social media the mail came from.

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