It’s been brought to our attention that phishing emails (malicious emails where a user tries to get you to click a legitimate looking link that takes you to a website disguised as a familiar entity (ie. LinkedIn.com) in order to steal your login information/ personal data) are making the rounds.
LinkedIn Phishing Scam Email Details
If you get an email from “firstname.lastname@example.org” entitled LinkedIn Security Notice that contains the LinkedIn logo and the following text:
Your LinkedIn Account has been blocked.
To remove the restrictions please Follow this link
Thank you for using LinkedIn!
–The LinkedIn Team
Å 2011, LinkedIn Corporation
Delete the email and do not click the “follow this link” text, as it does not lead to LinkedIn.com. Instead, it leads to a scammer’s website disguised as LinkedIn that will attempt to con you into offering your login details and other personal information.
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