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.
It was embarrassing. But I did hook up with a cousin I’d lost contact with through it.
See Sam’s #17.
I got an email to connect with an acquaintance through LinkedIn. I sent her a regular email telling her I don’t do social websites or emails. She apologized, and said she was sorry she had even joined the site. If you don’t want to keep getting invitations to connect with this person, at the bottom of the email(s), you should see the following message:
You are receiving Invitation to Connect emails.
Click the Unsubscribe link right next to it.
As soon as I did that, the messages stopped.
I get stuff from LinkedIn all the time. I consider it 100% spam and ignore it all.
I got messages from one of my cousins from LinkedIn for several weeks. I replied to HER, not the email. She had a virus on HER computer. Got her computer cleaned and the emails stopped.
LinkedIn is a social network for professionals. Is the information he is providing accurate? It could be he knows someone who knows someone if your relative is not on LinkedIn. Or he may be trying to reach someone else with your same name. I would reply to him that you are not interested and please do not contact you again. If he persists, contact LinkedIn. Just google them.
“One possibility... I know lawyers are employing doctors to make cold calls/emails based on medical information discovered in regard to class action suits”
This will result in disbarment. Please send me their names so I can report them to their state Bar.
“Did your grandma Nanna Roseanne Roseannadanna tell you that?”
Emily Latella sez “never mind”.
Might be an Obama operative. Make any threats recently?
There's your problem right there..."google".
Like you, I use it to keep track of colleagues both for recruiting and potential job-hunting purposes. I have FB but only use it for keeping track of family and closest friends. As much as I hate both sites, they have enabled me to touch base with peoe I thought I'd lost contact with forever. Sad that they have to use it for data mining but they have to pay the bills.
Report this to LinkedIn and get this dude tossed. This should not be occurring on a profession social media like LinkedIn.
What they should do is click "skip" to make the box go away or at least make the effort to ensure that the skills they are endorsing this person for are accurate.
It's LinkedIn's attempt to make their site "more sticky" but it's mostly annoying.
The whole dam model operates by twisting words to make users think someone actually wants to contact them. I am a member of LinkedIn and get this email crap simply by some other LinkedIn member browsing my profile. Annoying in the least, but interesting as well to see who is looking at my profile. Just contact LinkedIn on this dude and raise holy hell!
Probably not a scam - Linked In is a business social network that has some bad manners. I have a friend who was a member for a while and even though he quit it, I still get invites. I assume tha bad manners is to try to grow the numbers to eventually turn into a profitable, Ala Facebook, business. The difference is Facebook ties a kazillion folks together via contacts of contacts while leaving it up to the people to request “friending” and Linked In seems to generate its own invites - bad business model.
I looked at his linkedin page and it’s in ALL CAPS. Dead give away... The question is how he knows about your kids. Facebook maybe? Someone sharing a little too much?
If you’re a member, the home screen has a link with something along the lines of “find your friends”. It prompts for a gmail ID & password then pulls all your contacts. I almost got suckered by it into spamming everyone I know but hesitated when the password prompt came up.
FWIW LinkIn is only slightly less useless than Facebook.
They’re also using techniques to trick busy-body business people into clicking to upload their contacts for MORE datamining.
LinkedIn accomplishes nothing. Total waste of bandwidth. There’s a real opportunity for someone to drive them under before they sell to someone like Google or FB...
This appears to be like “my daily flog” which invites you to see pictures from a friend. Once you agree and go through the sign up they highjack your address book and send request in your name to folks in your address book pretending to be you.
Several of my friends have had this happen with Linkedin lately. The one that had responded to the invite from a “supposed” friend found that his address book was high jacked and he can’t get off of the “Linkedin” member list. i don’t know if he has checked to see if he actually was on the Linkedin official site or an imposter site.
I always send an email to the person that supposedly sent the invite and ask them if they actually sent it. I have never had anyone reply that they sent the invite.
Delete, spam it and never respond to these “invites”.
I wonder how many got that... ;)
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