Monica Eaton-Cardone Explains When You SHOULDN’T Accept a Connection Request
Although LinkedIn is a valuable tool to connect with employers, employees, mentors, creators, and more, it can become a problem if not managed effectively. Chargebacks911 COO Monica Eaton-Cardone, along with several other experts, helped reveal signs of potential LinkedIn fraud to watch for in a new feature for Reader’s Digest.
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Scammers can sometimes impersonate recruiters from high-profile companies to try and steal users’ data. For her part, Monica says that a legitimate recruiter should always contact you via a professional email address, and have a legitimate presence on the web.
“A legitimate LinkedIn job recruiter should have a corporate email address, references, a company website, and a social media presence,” Monica explains. “If someone tries to recruit you from a Hotmail address and nothing else, consider it a giant warning sign, and proceed with great caution.”
As with most cases, you can avoid being taken advantage of by exercising a degree of caution and common sense.