Cybercriminals love LinkedIn…but not because they use it to connect with other like-minded professionals.

According to a new report from Check Point Software LinkedIn is the number one brand being imitated by cybercriminals in their attempts to steal individuals’ personal information or payment credentials.

You might see these phishing attempts in email with subjects like: “You appeared in 8 searches this week” or “You have one new message”.  Although appearing to come from LinkedIn, the reply address will be completely different to that of the brand.

If you see an email like this and you’re not sure.  Don’t click any links go to the LinkedIn website by manually typing the address into your browser.

Fake! Scammers use this form to steal information.