"LinkedIn Profile Needs Verification" Phishing Emails

"LinkedIn Profile Needs Verification" Phishing Emails

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LinkedIn users who have received email messages claiming that their accounts need to undergo an urgent security check or verification because there were failed login attempts on their LinkedIn Account Profile, should delete the email messages. This is because cybercriminals are sending out phishing LinkedIn email messages like the one below, to frighten and trick potential victims into clicking on the links in them, which go to phishing websites that steal online account credentials.

A Sample of the Phishing LinkedIn Email

From: LinkedIn Security [mailto:SavinaGmbH@t-online.de]
Sent: 28 November 2016 18:48
Subject: Your LinkedIn Profile Needs Verification

LinkedIn Security Alert
LinkedIn Logo

Dear User: [Email Address Removed]

A failed Log-In Attempt on your LinkedIn Account Profile Was Intercepted by our Security System

Your linkedIn account to Undergo An Urgent security Check and Verification.

Failure To Verify Your Account Email Address Removed], Your Account Will Be Terminated As we have Strong Anti-Spam Policy

Please See Our TOS

Protect Your Linked Account Profile Now

Click Below To Secure Your LinkedIn Account

Protect Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn users who have received email messages claiming that they need to do some activity on their accounts, such always go directly to www.linkedin.com and sign into their accounts. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of security updates, notifications and other important notifications. So, there is no need to click on a link in an email message, which may go to phishing or malicious website.

Also, LinkedIn users who have already been tricked by the phishing LinkedIn email messages, are asked to change their LinkedIn passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • March 22, 2019 at 1:53 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "LinkedIn" <linkedin@no-replyteam.com>

    Date: March 22, 2019 at 11:14:47 AM PDT

    Subject: Validation Notice

    Reply-To: whitelaneltds@gmail.com

    section 4 sub 8-11"


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"LinkedIn Profile Needs Verification" Phishing Emails