We professionals should not tolerate spam on LinkedIn.
And c‘mon, spammer, do you think you gain respect this way?
Will someone buy your amazing service or product with a single solicitation, or worse, the same one over and over?
A colleague emailed me the other day:
FYI. See below. You should know that this is total spam. I never met this guy and he writes to me as if I’m his friend…
Funny, I got the same message via LinkedIn too. I’ll bet so did thousands, if not millions, of you too.
My response to my colleague:
There’s a lot of this going around. Either a direct email to you as an ad, which this clearly is, or InMails from strangers selling you something, or worse, a message from someone in a LinkedIn group with you, selling something that has nothing to do with the group.
The world has some “operators.” Not enough nice guys…
And one thing I would add in hindsight: if you get spam from a LinkedIn group you are in, contact the group manager and complain. Let him or her know that they are not monitoring the group as they should.
I just did. And I have a number of fellow group members who have liked or commented their agreement.
You have a voice. Use it.