Just like you might have found on Facebook, there are fake people creating profiles on LinkedIn. With 830 million members, LinkedIn is one of the largest platforms to find a job or make a business connection.
The fake profiles might be a small number, like 1000 out of the millions of real people on the platform, but it can lure you in to provide personal information and get scammed. However, last year LinkedIn took down about 32 million, again, 32 million, fake accounts.
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Posted: March 30, 2022 by Christopher Boyd Last updated: April 5, 2022
One fake account on LinkedIn shows someone with the name Keen Ramsey as an employee at Ring Central. Her background says she received her undergraduate degree from NYU. However, no one with that name attended NYU. And Ring Central has no employee with that name.
Two Stanford University researchers, Renée DiResta and Josh Goldstein have found more than 1,000 fake LinkedIn profiles using Artificial Intelligence generated faces.
You might have missed this Twitter post about the multi-million dollar scams that are happening on LinkedIn. And here is where it really gets bad:
People have lost $189,000 to $1.3 million, each! Make sure you know who you are dealing with – you cannot be too safe.
Here is a link where you can learn more: https://twitter.com/thenewsoncnbc/status/1537581714884599808
To Your Prosperity,