November 12th, 2012

brain

a problem with LinkedIn

I did my fortnightly drop-in to LinkedIn, and had a connection request from an obvious spammer. Their profile information was generic, job descriptions copy/pasted from random places, the job title they claimed to have was not one used at the employer we supposedly had in common, their career trajectory did not make much sense, and their photo was a stock photo of a pretty girl. So I reported them.

Something I noticed before I reported them was that at least 10 of my LI connections had fallen for it.