Users of social networking site LinkedIn are the latest to be targeted by fraudsters who have been sending out targeted phishing emails [31 August 2012]
The emails are entitled ‘LinkedIn Reminders’ and are being sent to those who have an account with the social network.
In the email recipients are asked to click on a link to ‘visit your InBox now’ (sic) and to ‘adjust your message settings’.
The email comes from the address firstname.lastname@example.org - not a legitimate LinkedIn email address.
What should you do if you’ve received a LinkedIn a phishing email?
• Do not click on any links in the scam email.
• Do not reply to the email or contact the senders in any way.
• If you have clicked on a link in the email, do not supply any information on the website that may open.
• Do not open any attachments that arrive with the email.
Read more about phishing on the Which? website.
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