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Old 09-20-2018, 03:49 PM
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Are they common? I have no idea why one would do that. They have a lot of connections, mostly job seekers. Maybe trying to gather sensitive information?

Try searching "FSA, FCAS, CFA, PhD" for example. I randomly came across this guy while trying to find someone with the most number of credentials and letters, but soon realized it's a fake profile. I sent email to his "current" company's generic inbox about potential impersonation but they don't seem to care heh.
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:39 PM
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Default Fake profiles on LinkedIn

Yes there are fake profiles claiming to work at real companies, and LinkedIn is perfectly ok with that. Itís even outlined in their TOS that they donít verify employment.

They also donít give the companies any ability to remove these people as employees. Furthermore, these fake accounts are usually out of your network, so you canít even see how theyíre representing themselves on your companyís behalf.

There are scams where people pretend to be HR professionals, give fake interviews, and regardless of how bad you do, YOUíRE HIRED... now just fill out this W2, complete with SSN, name, address, etc.

Itís amazing that LinkedIn would allow this to run rampant on their platform, but after talking to their customer service about this numerous times, Iím no longer surprised. They are the MySpace of networking.
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i noticed this for the first time the other day. A few people I worked with who didn’t have the title (and didn’t work in the industry/group) that they put on LinkedIn.
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