LinkedIn continued its legal action against bad actors who are abusing the platform by selling fake job postings

LinkedIn has been taking a more aggressive stance against fake job postings in recent years. In 2021, the company filed a lawsuit against a group of scammers who were using LinkedIn to sell fake job postings to job seekers. The lawsuit resulted in a settlement in which the defendants agreed to pay $11 million.

The new lawsuit filed this week alleges that the defendants are using a variety of methods to scam job seekers, including:

  • Creating fake job postings that offer high-paying jobs with little or no work required.
  • Posing as legitimate recruiters and contacting job seekers through LinkedIn.
  • Sending unsolicited emails to job seekers that offer them fake job opportunities.

Once the defendants have obtained a job seeker’s personal information, they use it to commit identity theft or other fraudulent activities.

LinkedIn is seeking damages from the defendants, as well as an injunction that would prevent them from continuing to use the platform to scam job seekers.

The company is also urging job seekers to be aware of the signs of a fake job posting and to report any suspicious activity to LinkedIn.

Here are some tips for spotting fake job postings on LinkedIn:

  • If the job posting is too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Be wary of job postings that do not provide any contact information for the employer.
  • If you are contacted by a recruiter who is not affiliated with a legitimate company, be suspicious.
  • Never provide your personal information to anyone you do not know and trust.

If you think you have been scammed by a fake job posting on LinkedIn, you should report it to the company immediately. You can do this by following these steps:

  1. Go to LinkedIn’s Help Center.
  2. Click on “Report a Problem.”
  3. Select “Job Scam.”
  4. Provide as much information as you can about the scam, including the job posting URL, the contact information of the scammer, and any other details you know.

LinkedIn will investigate your report and take appropriate action.

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