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BBB Warns of Email Scam Using LinkedIn Name

Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina warns consumers to beware of a new e-mail scam using LinkedIn’s name.

 
PRLog - Oct. 18, 2012 - RALEIGH, N.C. -- RALEIGH, N.C. -- Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina warns consumers to beware of a new e-mail scam using LinkedIn’s name. BBB has been alerted that numerous consumers have received these ‘phishing’ e-mails recently.

The e-mail states that you have invitations from people who want to connect with you and provides a link for you to click on to view your invitations. The links provided do not include the LinkedIn.com domain name, and BBB advises consumers to avoid clicking on any links and to delete the e-mail immediately. The goal of ‘phishing’ e-mails is to obtain enough personal information about you to steal your identity.
BBB offers the following advice to consumers who receive these e-mails:

•   Do not click on any of the links or attachments provided. These links and attachments can expose your computer to malware or other viruses.
•   Never reply to the e-mail or provide any personal information.
•   Delete the e-mail immediately.
•   Protect your computer with anti-virus software and scan your computer frequently for viruses.
•   If you do receive an e-mail claiming to be from LinkedIn and are not sure if it is legitimate, visit www.LinkedIn.com directly.
•   Always use caution when sharing personal information online, as it can be used to steal your identity.

For additional information, visit bbb.org.

About BBB serving Eastern North Carolina
Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation serving 33 counties in eastern North Carolina. The organization is funded primarily by BBB Accredited Business fees from more than 3,000 local businesses and professional firms. BBB promotes integrity, consumer confidence and business ethics through business self-regulation in the local marketplace. Services provided by BBB include reports on companies and charitable organizations, general monitoring of advertising in the marketplace, consumer/business education programs and dispute resolution services. All services are provided at no cost to the public, with the occasional exception of mediation and arbitration. Visit bbb.org.

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Source:Better Business Bureau
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Location:Raleigh - North Carolina - United States
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