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Today’s Phishing SCAM from LinkedIn

Today’s nasty inbox infestation allegedly comes from LinkedIn.

Most of these attempts are flagged by our spam-filtered mail servers as SPAM.
This little bug got right past them and has been reported to LinkedIn.

Check it out:

First of all, there are no corporate logos in this message – a global clue that it is bogus.

Subject: Join my network on LinkedIn

Sender: Margie Lobaton – LinkedIn
(your first clue. Any domain ending in .de is suspect – and definitely NOT a legit LinkedIn account)

Return path:
(Notice the Sender and Return are different? Not kosher!)

Message contents:


Invitation reminders:
From Margie Lobaton (Owner, Project Consulting Services sprl)


There are a total of 6 messages awaiting your response. Go to InBox now.

This message was sent to .
(Clearly bogus – your email should be here)
Don’t want to receive email notifications? Login to your LinkedIn account to Unsubscribe.
LinkedIn values your privacy. At no time has LinkedIn made your email address available to any other LinkedIn user without your permission. c 2013, LinkedIn Corporation.

clicking on any of the hyperlinks in this infectious bit of dreck redirects you to:


Doing so would be a very bad idea.

Let’s be careful out there.

Name of author

Name: Wizard

Short Bio: The Computer Wizard (TCW). TCW was founded by Warren P. Harris in 1994 to service and repair computers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Relocating the business to Plano, Texas in 1999, TCW continued to flourish when an unfortunate loss of data for a wedding Mr. Harris photographed, caused him to research data recovery options. Realizing he would have to either pay someone to recover the photos or find out how to do it himself, the rest, as they say "is history". Approached by a friend who was a Private Investigator in 2006, Mr. Harris studied for his Investigator's license and began honing his skills in Computer Forensics. The company was renamed DFW Computer Integration in 2015.

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