The "Linkedln Security Unusual Sign-in Attempt" Phishing Scam

LinkedIn users, be aware of fake "Unusual Sign-in Attempt" emails like the one below. The fake emails are being sent by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into clicking on the link in them which goes to a fake and phishing LinkedIn website. If the visitors to the phishing website attempts to sign-in, their LinkedIn account usernames and passwords will be sent to the cybercriminals.

The Linkedln Security Unusual Sign-in Attempt Phishing Scam
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The cybercriminals will use the stolen credentials to gain access to their victims' accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently.

The "LinkedIn Security Unusual Sign-in Attempt" Phishing Scam

From: Linkedln Security akenneally@sandiego.edu

To: Recipients <akenneally@sandiego.edu>

Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 10:36:56 AM EDT

Subject: Unusual sign-in attempt

LinkedIn

Dear User,

Unusual activities have been detected on your LinkedIn Account. For your safety your account will be blocked. Following our terms “section 4 sub 8-11” if not confirmed within 24 hours of receiving this automated mail.

You are required to validate your account through the link below.

Thanks for being a member!

The LinkedIn Team

This is why LinkedIn users should always go directly to www.linkedin.com and sign into their accounts from there. After signing in, they will be notified of important changes and activities.

LinkedIn users who have already been tricked are asked to change their passwords. And, if they are unable to gain access to their accounts, they may use the "Forgot Password" link at the top-right of the homepage to regain access.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 8:11 PM by info

    "From: "Linkedln" <linkedn@safe-update.com>

    Date: August 26, 2019 at 3:44:22 PM EDT

    Subject: Member Notice

    Reply-To: whitelaneltds@gmail.com

    Dear User,

    Unusual activities have been detected on your LinkedIn Account. For your safety your account will be blocked. Following our terms “section 4 sub 8-11” if not confirmed within 24 hours of receiving this automated mail.

    You are required to validate your account through the link below.

    Thanks for being a member!

    The LinkedIn Team"

    Here is another scam.

  • July 24, 2019 at 11:17 AM by info

    "From: "Linkedln" <linkedln@required-safety.com>

    Date: July 23, 2019 at 12:20:51 PM PDT

    Subject: Member Notice

    Reply-To: whitelaneltds@gmail.com

    Dear User,

    Unusual activities have been detected on your LinkedIn Account. For your safety your account will be blocked. Following our terms “section 4 sub 8-11” if not confirmed within 24 hours of receiving this automated mail.

    You are required to validate your account through the link below.

    Thanks for being a member!

    The LinkedIn Team"

    Here is another scam.

  • May 30, 2019 at 11:27 PM by info

    Received this scam:

    "On Thursday, May 30, 2019, 1:17 PM, LinkedIn Team <linkedin@none-reply.com> wrote:

    Dear User,

    Unusual activities have been detected on your LinkedIn Account. For your safety your account will be blocked. Following our terms “section 4 sub 8-11” if not confirmed within 24 hours of receiving this automated mail.

    You are required to validate your account through the link below.

    https://www.linkedin.com/%validation%/?hs=true&tok=1-rURbSwdA8ms1/

    Thanks for being a member!

    The LinkedIn Team"

  • January 25, 2019 at 9:50 AM by an anonymous user from: Miami, Florida, United States

    here is the email I received - it looks phishy what do you think?

    "Dear User,

    Unusual activities have been detected on your LinkedIn Account. For your safety your account will be blocked. Following our terms “section 4 sub 8-11” if not confirmed within 24 hours of receiving this automated mail.

    You are required to validate your account through the link below."

    • January 25, 2019 at 12:15 PM by info

      It is a phishing scam.

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