Warning! JavaScript is turned off or disabled! Some features on this website will not work.
Alerts left arrow right arrow   

Beware of LinkedIn Pending Malicious E-mail Notification Messages

Comments  +
Beware of LinkedIn Pending Malicious E-mail Notification Messages

Cyber-criminals are sending out fake and malicious e-mail messages(see below) looking exactly like LinkedIn's e-mail message notifications . The e-mail messages state that the recipients have pending messages awaiting their responses, and ask that they click on a link within them to visit their inbox. But, the link in the email messages will take the recipients to phishing websites, where scammers will attempt to trick them into disclosing their personal information, financial information, or their online account credentials. Also, the recipients maybe taken to malicious websites, where they will be tricked into downloading malicious software that will infect their computers with a virus, Trojan horse or some other malware. LinkedIn.com is the world’s largest professional network on the internet with more than 150 million members in over 200 countries and territories.

Please continue below.

Samples of the Malicious LinkedIn E-mail Message


Invitation reminders:

From Scott Burwell(Collegue at Nortel)

There are a total of 36 messages awaiting your response.

Visit your InBox now.

Don't want to receive email notifications? Adjust your message settings.

LinkedIn values your privacy. At no time has LinkedIn made your email address
available to any other LinkedIn user without your permission. 2010 LinkedIn Corporation


LinkedIn Notification sent you a message

Date: 2/19/2016

Subject: You have a new message in your inbox

Linkedin's user should always go directly to www.linkedin.com to view their messages, instead of clicking on a link in an email message. This will ensure that LinkedIn's users are on a legitimate website, and not on some fake website, created by cyber-criminals to steal their information.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

Share this on:

and/or ContributionDonate

Would you recommend this article to a friend or family member?
Yes (2) No (0)   

Comments, Questions and Reviews
Comment(Total: 0)

To help protect your privacy, please do not post your full name, telephone number, email address, username, password, account number, credit card information or home address in your comments, questions, or reviews.

Write a Comment, Review, or ask a Question or scroll down to view comments, reviews and questions made by others.

Submit Comment Write Your Comment, Question or Review

Write your comment, question or review in the box below to share what you know or to get answers. Please revisit after an hour or more to view reponses or answers to you questions.
All comments, questions or reviews will be examined for derogatory or indecent statements, spam or malicous code, before they are posted on this website.