How to stick it to LinkedIn romance scammers

LinkedIn is becoming a popular channel for criminals to find victims for romance scams. Here's how to identify, report and block those scammers.

LinkedIn is one of the last places you might ever hang out looking for love. But it is one of the top three social media sites in the world, so it makes sense that the romance scammers would look there for potential victims.

Still, I was surprised when I recently got a romance scam connection on LinkedIn.

Here's how I identified the scam and what to do if you find yourself in a similar position. 

How my LinkedIn romance scam began

My LinkedIn romance scam scenario started with a connection request from an unknown person. This is not unusual; I get dozens of requests a day. I weed out non-computer security professionals, with a few exceptions for accountants, auditors and risk managers (since I was once an accountant and I believe that all computer security is about risk management).

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