Greg Hyer and Martin Brossman discuss how to identify fake LinkedIn profiles. Fake profiles cost you time and violate the ethics, trust, and transparency of any community. In this episode, learn several way you can determine if a LinkedIn profile is fake.
[list][list_item icon=”icon-caret-right”]Check if the profile photo is stock or stolen using a Firefox or Google Chrome Extension from TinEye.com.[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”icon-caret-right”]Is the school they listed in their education a real school or typed correctly?[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”icon-caret-right”]Do they actually work for the company that is listed in the profile?[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”icon-caret-right”]Are the profile listed in “People Also Viewed” also fake?[/list_item]
Greg and Martin share some investigative work they recently did so that you know what to look out for.
Run time: 13:26
Watch the video above to see the fake profile we discovered and how we figured it out.
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Post Updated December 8, 2015 to correct formatting and link to the new location of the YouTube view Greg and Martin recorded in 2011 about fake LinkedIn profiles.