As an open networker I tend to receive anywhere from 100 to 150 invitation requests each week. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed some suspicious items about many of these invitations:
- Either no profile photo or a stock photo
- Use of the words “Independent” or “Student”
- Or no title at all
As I began looking at the profiles it was clear that these were basic accounts with little more than name and title. On about 50% of the questionable account there were three urls included but not much else.
I can’t say with 100% certainty that these are fake accounts but they look suspect. In the video I show Continue reading Fake LinkedIn Accounts