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The "LinkedIn Validation Notice" Phishing Scam

LinkedIn users who have received the "LinkedIn Validation Notice" email messages like the one below, which claim unusual activies have been detected on their accounts, 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.

The LinkedIn Validation Notice Phishing Scam

A "LinkedIn Validation Notice" Phishing Scam

From: "LinkedIn" <>

Sent: Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 14:14

Subject: Validation Notice

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

LinkedIn users who have received email messages claiming that they need to do some activity on their accounts, such always go directly to 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.

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The "LinkedIn Validation Notice" Phishing Scam