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The "Linkedin Your Account is at Risk" Phishing Scam

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The "Linkedin Your Account is at Risk" Phishing Scam

The "Linkedin Your Account is at Risk" phishing scam email below, which claims that recipients' LinkedIn account may have been accessed from an unauthorized login or unfamiliar location, is a phishing scam sent by cybercriminals. Recipients of the phishing email message are asked to delete it and not follow the instructions in it. The phishing email message steals personal information and Linkedin account credentials (usernames and passwords).

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LinkedIn users are advised not to click on links in e-mail messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to LinkedIn's website located at www.linkedin.com, and sign-in from there. And, if they need to update or verify their account information, they will be notified. This will prevent them from clicking on links in phishing email messages sent by cybercriminals that go to fraudulent websites, which steal personal information and Linkedin online account credentials.

Linkedin users who know or think they may have been tricked by the phishing Linkedin e-mail message (see below), are asked to change their Linkedin account passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.

The "Linkedin Your Account is at Risk" Phishing Scam

From: LinkedIn Security <darnell74@msn.com>

Date: October 30, 2018 at 2:19:28 PM CDT

Subject: Your account is at risk!

LinkedIn

Dear LinkedIn user,

We noticed an unusual activity on your LinkedIn account during our regular update. This is either you have an unauthorized login from an unfamiliar location or incomplete information.

Kindly use the secure sign in securely with this link to regain instant access or your account will be blocked.

LinkedIn is committed to protect your identity.

Thanks,

The LinkedIn Security Team

LinkedIn

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