So, this morning I received an invite from Sandra Hamish, a Human Resources professional. Looked fairly real, 208 connections, some of them locally here, but when I scrolled down there were a few red flags, like only one endorsement by someone in the UK. Then just for shits & giggles I did a reverse image search on the picture this person had on their profile, and BINGO: it's a stock image from a commercial website that sells these.
The site that allows you to do these reverse image seaches is called TinEye and I can recommend them for a quick check if you think something is suspicious. These LinkedIn Phishing and social engineering attempts are getting pretty good. You have to keep your eyes open before you "Accept" a scam profile.
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