Don’t Fall For This LinkedIn Email Scam
Don’t fall for this bogus LinkedIn email scam. The message subject reads: AVIOD SUSPENSION,Please confirm your email address
The first clue should be the misspelling of AVOID.
Beyond that the footer in the message claims to be from LinkedIn Ireland in Dublin. If you are in the United States like I am, any communications from LinkedIn would come from the Mountain View location. Also the links you are being asked to click on resolve to a bogus page on: perfect-index288 dot com. This is clearly bogus.
Always hover your mouse over any active links and look at the bottom of the window to see the destination for that link. If it does not look like it belongs to LinkedIn, do not click on it. Ever.
This particular one goes here http://perfect-index288.com/linkden/linked.htm
Notice it includes a directory and page name at the end that initially appear to be LinkedIn – but are not. Linkden and Linked are actually NOT LinkedIn. Even if they were, the actual domain they are located in is perfect-index288 – which of course has NOTHING to do with LinkedIn.
Do NOT click on anything that asks you to verify your email address unless you just set up your account 30 seconds ago.