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LinkedIn Tip: Is your LinkedIn invite from an imposter?

Real Pug or Imposter - Identity Theft on Social MediaIdeally, you should already have an established relationship with every person that you connect with on LinkedIn. However, if you are an entrepreneur as I am, you may choose to add people into your network who you may only know  slightly or through a short conversation. It is getting hard to know who is real and who is not in today’s world of digital media whether you are on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or another social media network.

This topic was recently discussed on the Career Directors International elist and Robin Schlinger from Robin’s Resumes suggested to do a Google image search on the image in an invite from LinkedIn. Since she made the suggestion, I have made this standard operating practice for the LinkedIn invites I receive. I rejected many potential connections because they seem to suffer from multiple identities. In other words, the same image is listed as many different names. One of the most interesting image checks I have done revealed that the person who wanted to connect with me was using the image of a CEO with GE who has been featured in top-tier publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Forbes. I didn’t connect.

How to do an image search

You can do an image search on any image when you are using the Chrome browser simply by right-clicking on the image and select “Search Google for this Image.” If you do this and see the same person’s photo with multiple names, it may be an indication that it is a scam to get you to connect on LinkedIn and then they will attempt a conversation to secure your financial information. Identity theft is rising and you are better off ignoring contacts from people you don’t know.

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