Beware of “Your LinkedIn.com Account has Exceeded its Limit and Needs Verification” Phishing Scam
Jul 11, 2016
The email message below, which claims that the recipients' LinkedIn accounts have exceeded their limit and need verification, is a phishing scam sent by cyber-criminals to trick LinkedIn users into sending them their email addresses, usernames and passwords. Once the cyber-criminals have possession of their victims’ LinkedIn information, they will use it to hijack their accounts.
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The "Your LinkedIn.com Account has Exceeded its Limit" Phishing Email
Dear LinkedIn User,
Your linkedin.com Account has Exceeded its Limit and Needs Verification.
if not Verified within 24 hours, your Account with us will be Suspended.
Click the Below Link to Verify your Email Account Now.
Click here to Update http://likdin.x10 .bz/www.linkedin.com.html
© 2016 LinkedIn Corporation Limited."
Never send your email address, username or password to anyone who requests it via email message. LinkedIn will never ask you to send them your credentials, personal or financial information via email message.
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