9 2023

How to Spot a LinkedIn Scam Request (or Fake Profile)

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Elisa Udaskin
East Orange, NJ 07017

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We’ve all received them. The LinkedIn connection request from someone we don’t know with no message or maybe something generic such as “I read your profile and thought we should be connected” or, those InMails asking you to contact them “if you’re looking for…”. The question is, how do you know if the person is real or if the message could be a scam? Do you reply to them even if you don’t know the person? And if you do reply, what is the risk of doing so? In this workshop, Dean Artruc will share tools and techniques to help spot the LinkedIn “fakes” and maybe help reduce them. Dean will answer the question “Why do fake LinkedIn profiles exist?” and share examples of common scenarios scammers use. There will be 20 minutes of open networking with fellow job seekers after the presentation.