LinkedIn Account Restricted Scam Emails

LinkedIn Account Restricted Scam Emails

The fake "LinkedIn Account Restricted" email message below is a scam. The fake email, which claims that irregular activities have been detected on the recipients' LinkedIn accounts 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, 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 Account Restricted" Scam

Warning: LinkedIn Account Restricted [1720839-278373448]

Thu 5/14/2020 10:18 PM

From: Linkedln Security

Dear Linkedln Customer

Our system has detected irregular activity related to your account [email addres removed], as a precautionary measure, certain limitations may be placed on your account in accordance of the user agreement and privacy policy.

To regain access without any interruption to LinkedIn account, please CLICK HERE to login your Account, you will be redirected by our Security / Customer support to help you re-validate and keep your Account safe for potential risk.

Please follow Instruction given to you precisely to make sure you continue having the best experience possible on LinkedIn.

This Email is Subject to mandatory follow, Failure to comply would lead to Permanent closure of Account.

Thanks for helping us keep your Account safe.


Your LinkedIn Customer Experience Team

LinkedIn Trust & Safety

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