RateStars LinkedIn Phishing Scam

August 4, 2012

I received one of these today, and something just didn’t feel right, so I did a little digging. Sounds like it’s a phishing scam.
FYI and be careful


LinkedIn members are receiving requests for ‘rating’ for connections that begin with ‘…needs your help.’ During the response process, the sender phishes for log-in information, and even if you terminate the exchange there, as I did, they receive and utilize the rating information, sending it to the ostensible requester. Some of you have received ‘requests’ ostensibly from me, and likely from others, requesting this ‘rating’ or endorsement. I have sent out no such requests–It’s a scam, the originator unknown. I have attempted to notify LinkedIn.

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