Those using the popular social networking site, LinkedIn, to connect with potential employers are being reminded to use caution when sharing personal information in the wake of several scams reported to the Better Business Bureau. BBB investigator Mike Harrison says sites liked LinkedIn have become a breeding ground for scammers.

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Harrison recommends that you don’t just add anyone and that you research a person’s profile and connections before adding them. He also says that you should be skeptical about work-at-home job posting on the site and encourages you to ask recruiters to call you on the phone if you believe they are suspicious. If you believe you have fallen victim to one of these scammers you should contact your local bank immediately.

For more information or to learn more about how to protect yourself, contact the BBB at 314-645-3300 or visit www.bbb.org

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