scamFRAUDalert see it appropriate to issue this ALERT regarding LinkedIn.com. This is to warn individuals that it is un-advisable to post PROFESSIONAL, PERSONAL or DETAIL information on PUBLIC FORUMS and to exercise case and caution.
Email Header Analysis
IP Address: 18.104.22.168 (static.22.214.171.124.clients.your-server.de)
IP Address Country: Germany
IP Continent: Europe
IP Address City Location:
IP Address Region:
IP Address Latitude: 51,
IP Address Longtitude: 9
Organization: Joao Filipe Santos Rebordao Neves
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X-Apparently-To: scamFRAUDalert via 126.96.36.199; Thu, 04 Apr 2013 06:33:23 -0700
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Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 15:33:22 -0600
From: “Brendan Richardson via LinkedIn” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Brendan Richardson just sent you a direct message
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LinkedIn May Have Been Link to Internet Check Scam
Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013 6:22 am
Jeff Stanton email@example.com
A Putnam County man contacted the sheriff’s office when he learned from his bank he was a victim of an Internet check scheme.
Donald Borreson, 105 Rose Creek Road, met with Capt. Anthony Frazier March 1, and told him he had been contacted by a prospective employer through the networking website, LinkedIn.
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Frazier’s report says Borreson thought he was being recruited by the Chugai Pharmaceutical Company of Japan as a U.S. representative. Borreson said the email communication with LinkedIn appeared to be legitimate.
Borreson was later contacted through email by a man identifying himself as John Ford. Borreson said Ford mailed him a check $1,495 with instructions on how to distribute the funds via money order.
Borreson told Frazier he deposited the check into his account at Regions Bank, and waited three days before attempting to withdraw the funds, but instead, learned his account was in arrears. He contacted Regions and was told the $1,495 check he received from Ford was forged.
Frazier told Borreson he would file a report, and received copies of all communications regarding the incident, including a copy of the bad check.
But he told Borreson there was little that could be done, because most likely, the people responsible for the fraud were outside the U.S.
On March 7, Borreson forwarded more information to Frazier, including email traffic, and a copy of another forged check from Ford.
Frazier noted the address on the copy of the mailing receipt was from Canada.