Phishing Emails

What can I do if I’ve received a phishing email pretending to be from LinkedIn?

Last Reviewed: 05/04/2015
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Fraudsters may use a practice called phishing to try to obtain your sensitive data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card information. These fraudsters impersonate legitimate companies or people, sending emails and links that attempt to direct you to false websites, or infect your computer with malware. Messages that come from LinkedIn will contain a security footer, to help you verify if they're authentic.

Possible warning signs of a phishing message:

  • Messages containing bad spelling, grammar, and that aren't addressed to you personally.
  • Messages asking you to act immediately.
  • Messages asking you to open an attachment to install a software update.

To report phishing messages you've received, please email To learn more about protecting yourself from phishing, please visit our Safety Center.

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