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#LinkedIn Users Warned Over Fake Emails Asking For Your CV

LinkedIn users are being warned to be on their guard following a rise in reports of attacks being distributed via email designed to trick job seekers into sharing their personal details.

Scammers have sent out email messages posing as LinkedIn, claiming that a company is “urgently seeking” workers matching your qualifications in “your region”.

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The emails in question:

  • do not come from a real LinkedIn email address;
  • do not address recipients by name – and do not describe what region the employer is recruiting in, or specify which of qualifications they believe have been matched with the potential employer’s criteria;
  • have spelling and grammatical mistakes throughout

By handing over CV’s, the criminals can obtain information such as  your full name, date of birth, work and home email addresses, work and home telephone numbers, and all manner of other personal information that could be used by criminals.

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