Why are there so many false profiles and spam postings on LinkedIn?
A simple answer is, “To con the gullible and naive out of their hard-earned money”, but is LinkedIn doing enough to protect those conned?
For those of you unaware of LinkedIn, it is a networking website with 161 million members worldwide. You can join and set-up your profile, including your CV, and ‘link’ to many others seeking knowledge, ideas and opportunities. A strong part of the site is the ‘Groups’ section; there are over 1 million of them dealing with any subject you can think of. Personally I am only a member of freelance writers groups, so I make these comments particularly with them in mind, however this problem could involve many other groups. Continue reading