Skip to comments.Suspicious Email Messages
Posted on 08/04/2014 2:34:29 PM PDT by Vinylly
I keep getting an email from a Dr. Jack Clemes via Linkedin. I don't know who Dr. Jack Clemes is and I don't know what 'Linkedin' is either. He gave a reference knowing all about my Daughter and Son-in-law, where they live and where they work. I called my daughter to see if she knew anything about him. She responded that they have never heard of him. This is what makes me suspicious. I keep getting emails from him but always delete them. I really don't know what he wants and am afraid it is a scam. Has something like this ever happened to any of you.
No but thanks for the heads up.
Add him to your junk list and forget him. If your gut tells you its a scam then its a scam.
BTW, anything from linkedin is duplicated if you go to the site. So if its real you can confirm it there.
LinkedIn is a business social media.
Google him. Suspicious.
Linked In is obviously involved in a massive drive to become a Facebook-sized phenomenon. I’m getting tons of emails supposedly from acquaintances wanting me to join their Linked In circle. I just dump ‘em. Linked In appears to be data mining using Facebook and other social sites to determine who knows who.
If you are not a member of LinkedIn, then they will not be sending you emails. If you look at the email headers, you will almost certainly see that this email is not really from LinkedIn.
Good point. Spammers and scammers could easily use Linked In for their own purposes. But Linked In is definitely getting more aggressive in its own efforts to sign up members.
If you don’t have a LinkedIn account, consider it a scam or virus “opportunity.”
He’s a cousin to a Mr. Richard Fedder from Fort Lee, NJ.
Linkedin is one of those sites that email addresses are ‘mines’ from.
You might try ‘bouncing’ the email back to the sender. If they are legit, they may get the message. If the email is trying to sell you something, place it in the ‘spam’ filter your ISP provides.
I received a LinkedIn request to join from an office manager with my company in the nearest office. I contacted him; he said he is not signed up with them. I suspect someone who is signed up had him on their e-mail list and was hacked.
Summary execution is too good for hackers.
That happened to me. LinkedIn sent invitations to everyone I had ever sent an EMAIL from my google account. I still don’t understand how it happened.
My husband left LinkedIn a year ago. He still receives emails from people wanting to link to him. They DO come thru LinkedIn, but they are NOT from the individuals. LinkedIn appears to generate these emails from their files. This has also happened to another friend of my husband who had quit LinkedIn.
FB did this for a time, as well. I would get invitations from actual friends and acquaintances, but they did not send them. FB did. I never responded thru FB and never joined and the messages stopped.
One possibility... I know lawyers are employing doctors to make cold calls/emails based on medical information discovered in regard to class action suits.
However in recent months, LinkedIn has this new "profile update" feature where if you aren't careful, everybody in your address book who is not already connected to you will get a LinkedIn invite. This can be disconcerting if you have a lot of people in your address book who are not work colleagues because they you will have aunts, cousins, casual friends and whatnot getting these invites and they will think you are spamming them.
Did your grandma Nanna Roseanne Roseannadanna tell you that?
Makes sense. My husband has a gmail account. When I was receiving the FB invites, I did not have a gmail account.
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