LinkedIn.com Job Scams

Scammers Promise Easy Money in Trolling for LinkedIn Users

By Antone Gonsalves, CSO
November 25, 2013 09:51 AM ET

Antone Gonsalves of NETWORKWORLD.COM and other IT Security experts are LinkedIn4reporting on a growing problem with job posted on LinkedIn.com.

Accordingly, scammers have moved operation onto LinkedIn.com platform big time. Below is an excerpt which suggest that these scams are increasing at an accelerating rate.

CSO – Scammers exploiting the weak job market are looking for hapless victims on LinkedIn, which has become a major meeting site for job seekers and recruiters.

[Security experts warn against using LinkedIn Intro app for Apple iPhone]

Over the last year, swindlers promising employment have been spreading from Facebook and Twitter to LinkedIn, where their fake profiles have been popping up as fast as the site is able to take them down, Bianca Stanescu, security specialist for anti-virus vendor Bitdfender, said Friday.

While job scams are regularly found on Facebook, LinkedIn was considered less susceptible because of its professional clientele, Stanescu said. However, it seems that a LinkedIn profile with a picture of a pretty woman posing as a job recruiter and promising easy money is too hard for people, particularly men, to resist.

“It’s especially enticing for men to click on these ads to work with such beautiful human resource managers likes Christina and Annabelle,” Stanescu said. “We also found someone named Jessica.”

In a recent scam reported by Bitdefender, “Annabelle Erica,” a good-looking blonde, promised to put job applicants in touch with hundreds of companies looking for English translators.

Fake profiles that gather personal details and lead users to dangerous websites are spreading at a faster pace on LinkedIn. Amid research into the growing scams on the professional social network, antivirus software provider Bitdefender has detected a new virulent campaign that lures victims with exciting job offers from an attractive female recruiter.

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alexandergordon@microcargoexpress.com

The Purpose of this post is to ALERT you that the job you are about to apply for orscamalert may have applied FOR or is CONSIDERING APPLYING FOR is FRAUDULENT. The identities of an individual or a business entity have been stolen along with fund from their bank accounts.

These job postings are an attempt to lure you into accepting and cashing counterfeit checks into your bank accounts. You are being recruited to wire transfer these funds via WESTERN UNION or MONEYGRAM from your bank into a DOMESTIC BANK  or OFFSHORE BANK ACCOUNT.

 Essentially You Become A Money or Repackage Mule

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  5. Washingtonpost.com by Brian Krebs
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  7. Bobbear.co.UK ~ Historical Money Mule Sites

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