The Smell Test on #LinkedIn

skunkOn LinkedIn if it looks odd, it probably is.

If it smells even a little bit funny to you, I suggest you walk away. Quickly.

On Monday’s blog post I warned you about ransomware on LinkedIn, found in attachments from people you do not know. Beware–not worth opening!

Today I received a message from someone lamenting a number of LinkedIn connection requests from as-yet unknown people with capitalized last names. Not a coincidence. Keep them that way-unconnected and unknown.

Why would you even think that a person you don’t know is worth connecting to, without any nexus or reason to consider them?

I don’t answer phone calls from those I cannot identify on caller ID. So why accept invitations to connect from those I have not done any business with or recognize?

Even if they do capitalize their last names?

If it smells, keep it far away.


About connect2collaborate

LinkedIn coach and evangelist, having a great time pursuing my passion of connecting professionals so they can collaborate more!
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