Although it's small fry by Facebook and Twitter standards, the social media marketing and networking site LinkedIn is still a big fish for scammers and spammers (misspelled intentionally) -- because most of its members are professionals, businesspeople and academics.
That usually means they're relatively prosperous and on the lookout for opportunities, both mouthwatering attractions for crooks.
As one technology consultant at security vendor Sophos recently pointed out: "By using this mechanism, the criminals know they're talking to people who aren't 13-year-olds, but people with money in their pockets."
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