FBI Says LinkedIn Is Being Used for Crypto Scams: Report

FBI Says LinkedIn Is Being Used for Crypto Scams: Report


The bad actors pose a “significant threat” to LinkedIn and its consumers, according to Sean Ragan, the FBI’s special agent in charge of the San Francisco and Sacramento, California field offices, according to the report. “This type of fraudulent activity is significant, and there are many potential victims, and there are many past and current victims,” Ragan said.

In a typical scenario, according to the report, a scammer will pose as a professional with a fake profile and reach out to a LinkedIn user, starting with small talk before elevating to an offer to make money through crypto investments. Eventually, the scammer leverages the trust earned over months to direct the user to invest money to a site controlled by the perpetrator, and then drains the

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