Who is Sylvia Jansen? (Is LinkedIn becoming a Spam Magnet?)

Who is Sylvia Jansen? (Is LinkedIn becoming a Spam Magnet?)

Jürgen Strauss, Innovabiz

By: Jürgen Strauss

I ask this very pertinent question via the blog post, because, what I know (and I’m only the business owner), is that LinkedIn is apparently actively hiring new staff for my company!  Sylvia is the new manager for !nnovabiz Pty Ltd in the Rotterdam Area, Netherlands.

I could ask the same question for Robert Adams, CEO of Greater Nashville Area; Harshal Bhati, Engineer of Nagpur, India; Bbb Bhhh, Jiioo (huh?) Greece (oh, maybe it’s LinkedIn’s rendition of the Greek alphabet); Brian Distler, Boss of Houston, Texas; Harlyn Espanol, Sales Clerk in Philippines; Anas Idlibi, IT Manager in United Arab Emirates; Aljohn Lagne, No (huh?) in Philippines; Ryan M, mmm (doh???) Kitchener, Canada Area; Darshan Mody, Marketing, Australia; Nader Mostafa, No (another one??), Egypt; Bharat Pal, Dr, New Delhi Area, India; Justin Pfa, Huj (huh?), York, Pennsylvania; and Priya Rajesh, Research, India.

All claim on their LinkedIn profiles to be employees of Innovabiz Pty Ltd and hold current positions with my company.

Well, since LinkedIn apparently is descending into the realms of a “Mickey Mouse” networking organisation and hiding behind privacy protection of scammers, I will have to take things into my own hands!

To all the people named above – you have 24 hours to submit to me your full annual report for the year 2010, complete with Profit and Loss statement, showing how you add value to !nnovabiz Pty Ltd.  If I don’t have this report in my inbox by midnight GMT on 23 December 2010, YOU ARE FIRED!    After that, please remove !nnovabiz Pty Ltd from your employment history on your LinkedIn Profile.  Thank you.

Oh, and LinkedIn — if you happen to read this and indeed, give a *&!@, perhaps you might address this situation to achieve a satisfactory outcome.

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Jürgen Strauss

Dr. Jürgen Strauss is a transformational marketing strategist, podcaster, speaker, the chief innovator and founder of Innovabiz who partner with innovative, exceptional business coaches and consultants to enable you to acquire more leads and more business by reaching your ideal target prospects with your message, so that you will achieve growth and be able to make a difference to more ideal clients. You can find Jürgen on LinkedIn, as well as on Innovabiz' Twitter, Facebook, The InnovaBuzz Podcast, The Tales of Marketing Transformation Show and his personal Photography website.

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