"LinkedIn Limited Account Access" Phishing Scam

LinkedIn Limited Account Access Phishing Scam

The "LinkedIn Limited Account Access" phishing scam email message below, which claims that recipients' LinkedIn account access has been limited because of suspicious activity, 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).

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 Limited Account Access" Phishing Scam

Subject: LinkedIn security

From: Ali Khan <aakhan@ecsu.edu>

Date: Wed, April 25, 2018 11:00 am


LinkedIn Limited Account Access.

Confirm your Identity.

A suspicious activity was closely monitored from your account. After further investigation, we believe that someone was trying to access your account without your knowledge. In order to prevent such unauthorized activity, we have currently limited your account.

However, we have prepared a solution for you, follow the link below to verify & manage your user information.


We shall then review your information and lift the limitations from your account. We apologize for any inconvenience caused

Thank you for using LinkedIn!

The LinkedIn Team

This email was intended for you our most valued customer. Learn why we included this.


2018 LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2. LinkedIn is a registered business name of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company. LinkedIn and the LinkedIn logo are registered trademarks of LinkedIn.

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"LinkedIn Limited Account Access" Phishing Scam