Identity theft. Catphishing in LinkedIn.
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Fake LinkedIn profiles: too real to be true.
Intelligence blogger @hatless1der discovered an operation in which fraudsters are taking advantage of the implicit trustworthiness of the professional networking platform LinkedIn. Scammers create profiles that seem aboveboard at first glance by using AI-created photos, a tagline involving consulting or hiring, recognizable employment history, believable endorsements, and a realistic network of connections. The giveaway is that many of the bios use exactly the same, generic, wording. What, exactly, the scammers are after is unclear, but users should be wary of connection requests from unfamiliar accounts.