LinkedIn Spam


Jürgen Strauss, Innovabiz

By: Jürgen Strauss

Imagine my surprise when I was notified via LinkedIn of no less than eleven new employees of my company !nnovabiz, 3 based in India, 3 in the USA, 1 in Australia (in addition to the current employees), 2 in the Philippines and 1 in the UAE!

That is going to blow out my payroll costs! My accountant will definitely not be impressed!!

What is worse, these new employees have namesthat just don’t reflect the right image for our company – Ningning Dong, manager chez, huj, no at, boss (just to name some). I also have several managers, research, sales, sales clerks, IT managers, Marketing, engineer and CEO.

HELP…….. how am I going to keep all these people busy and how am I going to be able to pay them?

Seriously, it would appear that LinkedIn have a spam problem. I reported the issue to them and was notified that “The appropriate actions have been taken upon the profile.” Unfortunately, it didn’t have any effect – the said employees remain in LinkedIn on the company profile. When I enquired about what the “appropriate actions” were and pointed out that nothing had changed, I was told “Please note, we give members 10 days from our initial inquiry to make the necessary changes to their profile. If we do not receive a reply or see that the necessary changes have been made to the profile, we may take further action on the profile. For privacy reasons, I am unable to disclose the actions that may have been taken upon the profile.”

So, let me see if I understand: anyone can place a LinkedIn entry on MY company’s profile without restriction, but when I question that, I’m blocked by “privacy reasons” from protecting myself and my company from fraudulent entries???

C’mon LinkedIn, get your act together! I thought you were a serious networking site!

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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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