This point is evident in how fraudsters use five common types of scams in an attempt to trick Linked In users.We have seen these 419 scams flood our Spam folders for years, so it is only fitting that we would come across them on Linked In from time to time.They also expect their personal information will be looked after.However this trust is often abused as our special investigation into one of Britain’s biggest internet dating companies has found.An AARP study he co-authored last year found that Internet fraud victims had experienced significantly more negative life events in the previous two years than non-victims.Related: Multiracial Asian Americans 'Most Popular' in Online Dating: Study A 53-year-old grandmother from California recently learned how these confidence men (and women) play on the vulnerabilities of lonely singles.Jennifer Jones, a partner at Social Media Today, explains how she came across one such scam when she was contacted by “Jonathan Salisbury,” who claimed he worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland as a Senior Relationship Manager in Corporate Banking.The scam message informed Jennifer that she had inherited millions of dollars from a deceased relative and requested that she contact “Jonathan” via email if she were interested in claiming the money.
Those opportunities to learn more about the world, to find out what you love, and to engage with distant followers are certainly exciting despite the risk of connecting with new people who might be more foe than friend. However, scammers are adaptable insofar as they are willing to stalk users even on more business-oriented sites where connections carry professional gravity.
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