Another LinkedIn Sockpuppet

According to LinkedIn, 11 of my connections can introduce me to someone who “knows” Anna.

Sr Researcher at “Head Hunter”.

I’m not so sure about that.

According to IMDb, Anna Sentina is really Anna Akana.

Anna’s IMDb profile.

Maybe LinkedIn should start charging to “verify” recruiter accounts?

At the moment, there’s zero overhead when creating a recruiter sockpuppet. Adding at least some amount of cost would do two things. First, it would add value to actual recruiters. And second, it would help clean out the fakes as LinkedIn’s security team could then scrutinize the accounts of so-called recruiters who decide not to verify. Alternatively, accounts claiming to be recruiters that aren’t verified could be labeled as “unverified”.

But that’s probably not going to happen anytime soon. So for now, try to be selective with your LinkedIn connections.


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