Fake LinkedIn Profiles

I am not sure why but I receive way too many connection requests from fake profiles. Take for instance the following request, seemingly coming from a "Gabriella Kimber" in Germany, who in fact owns a premium account with LinkedIn, and has 414 connections (at the time of writing this post).

A simple Google photo search reveals, this photo has been taken as is from the G+ profile (link) of Lika Roman, who is actually Miss Ukraine 2007 (wikipedia).

I am sure a pretty woman's photograph is put up to attract attention, but still what's their end goal here? What do they aim to gain from such fake accounts?

No comments: