Fake email from LinkedIn
Thread poster: George Trail

George Trail  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:01
Member (2009)
French to English
+ ...
Jun 4, 2012

I just got an email from password@linkedin.com but my system said that it couldn't verify that it actually was from LinkedIn. It read as follows:

"Hi georgetrail,

Can’t remember your LinkedIn password? No problem - it happens.

Please use this link to reset your password within the next 1 day:
Click here

Then sign in to LinkedIn with your new password and the email address where you received this message.

Thanks for using LinkedIn!"

And yes, it did include links. Be careful, people!


 

Bernhard Sulzer  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:01
English to German
+ ...
don't click Jun 5, 2012

George Trail wrote:

I just got an email from password@linkedin.com but my system said that it couldn't verify that it actually was from LinkedIn. It read as follows:

"Hi georgetrail,

Can’t remember your LinkedIn password? No problem - it happens.

Please use this link to reset your password within the next 1 day:
Click here

Then sign in to LinkedIn with your new password and the email address where you received this message.

Thanks for using LinkedIn!"

And yes, it did include links. Be careful, people!


I wouldn't click on that link!!!

Now, since you are talking about LinkedIn: what about the invitation "connect with you" and when you ask them they never sent an invitation.
Somebody's/something is clicking/sending invitations.
Seems like a ....book syndrom where everybody will know what you typed anywhere on the net (as long as you're signed in, .... right?)

B

[Edited at 2012-06-05 02:24 GMT]


 

Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:01
Got the same email Jun 6, 2012

George Trail wrote:

I just got an email from password@linkedin.com but my system said that it couldn't verify that it actually was from LinkedIn. It read as follows:

"Hi georgetrail,

Can’t remember your LinkedIn password? No problem - it happens.

Please use this link to reset your password within the next 1 day:
Click here

Then sign in to LinkedIn with your new password and the email address where you received this message.

Thanks for using LinkedIn!"

And yes, it did include links. Be careful, people!


Hello George,

I got the same email yesterday, except that the email address (the "To" part) and the greeting "Hi xxxx" part was not my name but someone I don't even know.
By the way, I received another email from LinkedIn today, which is similar to what Bernhard mentioned above, asking for acceptance of adding to one's professional network. The similarity between the two emails is that the "To" part is not my email address. When I clicked on "View invitation from XXXXX" (I always press this button before accepting or ignoring the message to see what kind of a person the sender is), the browser jumped to a page where it said "Do not open this page since there is a high probability of phishing and spyware" in Japanese.

It seems that these scammers (?) are getting cleverer and cleverer.


 

JPW (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:01
Spanish to English
+ ...
LinkedIn site may have been hacked. Jun 6, 2012

The BBC are breaking this story as I write. For more details, see

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18338956


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:01
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
Forgot password Jun 6, 2012

Well, if I didn't forget my password and didn't request a reset-email, then the only "link" I click on is "delete". Thus far, being cautious with every "unsolicited" email seems to have prevented quite a few pishing attempts. This also applies to invitations to connect on LinkedIn. Before accepting any invitation I also always check out the sender.

Better safe than pished.icon_biggrin.gif


 

Enrique Cavalitto  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 06:01
Member (2006)
English to Spanish
Scam alert report Jun 6, 2012

Hi friends,

A scam alert report has been sent on this issue.

Regards,
Enrique


 


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