Fake Social Media Profiles Being Used

It’s not enough that we have to be careful and watch out for bad emails trying to lure us into clicking links that can steal our information. Now it seems we need to step it up and look out for the social networking profiles too. There are bad actors taking the time to actually create social profiles that look convincingly real. These profiles have been found on LinkedIn, Facebook and others. I have personally seen these come through my Facebook and LinkedIn profile. What tipped me off was the fact I thought I had already been “friends” or accepted connections to a person, when I saw another request come through. Turns out it was not that person, but someone trying to make me think it so. Continue Reading