LinkedIn Frauster or have I been fired?

Today I got an invitation from someone to link up with him via LinkedIn, the social network for professionals. So I signed in and accepted the invitation. Scanning through my LinkedIn homepage, I noticed that a “colleague” from WinWeb had signed up. Once I clicked on the link I was shocked to read that someone else was claiming to be CEO of my company, WinWeb International Limited.

As you can imagine I was a little perplexed, but then you realize that these social networks all have certain limitations, and this is one of them. Anyone can claim to be someone else and there is little you can do about it. It could also be a simple mistake, but who knows?

So be careful when you meet someone online for business, they may not be who you think they are. ST.

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