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It’s a trap! November 2, 2012

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff, TGIF.

If you receive an e-mail called “LinkedIn new messages” do not click on the link(s). It’s linked to a malicious website. This applies to any e-mail from an unknown source. I must have not drank enough coffee yet today, because I absentmindedly clicked on one of its links (not even realizing that it wasn’t sent to the e-mail I use for LinkedIn!). Luckily my anti-virus protection stopped it in its tracks. I just knew I had a couple pending messages in LinkedIn, because I had just accepted a colleague’s LinkedIn request (hi, Tom!) about 15 minutes before. So think before you click!

Invitation reminders:

From Concepcion Bonds (systems analyst at TCU)

There are a total of 4 messages awaiting your response. Go to InBox now.

This message was sent to . Don’t want to receive email notifications? Login to your LinkedIn account to Unsubscribe.
LinkedIn values your privacy. At no time has LinkedIn made your email address available to any other LinkedIn user without your permission. © 2012, LinkedIn Corporation.

This video should explain the blog post title. It’s from my favorite TV show, The Big Bang Theory.

And here’s the original (I like Sheldon’s better):



1. Andrei Shmatkov - November 18, 2012

Well observed! I used to get these false Linkedin messages. Fortunately, now Gmail sends them directly to spam, so no further actions are needed from my side.

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