Chargebacks911 COO Monica Eaton was recently quoted by Reader’s Digest in an article detailing the newest LinkedIn scams job seekers should be on the lookout for in 2023.
Reader’s Digest is America’s fourth-largest magazine by circulation. After nearly a century in publication, RD stands out more than ever in today’s cultural landscape due to its optimism, faith, heroism, trust, humor, and wellness themes.
As more and more of the general public share their credentials online, scammers are certainly taking notice. And, as the article explains, because online scams are everywhere these days, it’s critical that you take your online security seriously.
You want to build up your LinkedIn profile and connections. However, you must pay attention to who you accept a LinkedIn request from, and if someone unfamiliar sends you a message with a link, don’t click it. You could become the next victim of wire fraud or a bank scam if you do.
Why LinkedIn, though? As the piece explains, the fact that so many people use and trust the LinkedIn brand is precisely why scammers have begun to migrate to the platform. Con artists prey on those they perceive as vulnerable.
“The cardinal rule of the internet ought to be ‘If it’s too good to be true and it costs you money, it’s probably a scam,” Monica says. If you’re job hunting on LinkedIn, don’t be surprised if someone approaches you with a get-rich-quick crypto scam or a job opportunity that turns out to be nothing more than a work-from-home job scam.