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.

The following information comes from one of the services I use to protect my computer from malware, viruses, and bad cookies.

Posted: March 30, 2022 by Christopher Boyd  Last updated: April 5, 2022

As much as we over-dramatize their use in our heads, the video aspect of deep-faking has a long way to go to pull the proverbial wool over our eyes. But it’s a little bit harder to spot an AI-generated face image, as you can see on sites such as This Person Does Not Exist, and some people are using these fake images on social media.

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.
For the time being, it will be worth your time to pay close attention to random messages and/or connection requests on LinkedIn. Is the person real or a fake? It may be tricky to pin down a conclusive answer, but you should definitely know just who wants to get inside your connections network… and why.

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:

Authorities say sophisticated criminals are using fake profiles to target business professionals with investment schemes.

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,