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Spotting Fake Profiles On LinkedIn: Sourcecon Hangout

We did a Sourcecon.com hangout, and I walked through a giant list of fake profiles sent to me by a B2B company.

Profiles are increasingly sophisticated, and we need to start policing them ourselves.

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Spotting Fake Profiles On LinkedIn: Sourcecon Hangout

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  27. 27. 27 What to Look For • Stock Photography • lower case names and titles • Age of photo doesn’t match experience • B2B lead companies • Weird information in college and skills • Connections same letters as your name • Thursday, October 9, 14
  28. 28. 28 What to Do • Don’t Connect • Block and Remove • Report as Spam - say - fake photos • I Don’t Know • Turn off Connection Settings • Don’t report fake profile • Message friends who are connected Thursday, October 9, 14

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We did a Sourcecon.com hangout, and I walked through a giant list of fake profiles sent to me by a B2B company. Profiles are increasingly sophisticated, and we need to start policing them ourselves.

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