I reported a linked profile page for a person ostensibly named "Daniel Wood" earlier today because the scammer was utilizing LinkedIn Scam ** as documented on your website.**I was invited to connect * days ago.**Then the scammer started a conversation with me the next night via LinkedIn messaging. It was of a personal *nature and definitely had a romantic "I want to get to know you better because I like your photo" tone.**During the time from when he started the conversation and stopped sending messages, the number of connections on the page rose from ** t* **. So the scammer was obviously quite busy while he was chatting with me, and targeting many other professional women as well. **The connections were all hidden as well which raised another red flag for me. He probably should have used a photo of a less attractive man as well, for obvious reasons :) **Not a very smart scammer it would seem.**At some time during this conversation, he insisted on moving the chat to WhatsApp and refused my offer to call him on the phone number he provided. I ended up giving him my number, As I didn't know how to used the app,**When he stopped communicating, I started looking around to find out more about him, then the red flags started raising their ugly heads, and I reported him.**I couldn't find any information at all regarding Daniel Wood with a position as a "Petroleum Engineer", his stated profession, or with kids who had the names he mentioned, nor an obituary for his wife for her death * years previously, he messed up the timeline of events as well - another red flag.**He did mention the Russian market if that is of interest and his first language is definitely not English as you will see from the wording and grammar used in his messages.**Now that I have reported him, I can no longer view the conversation via messaging on LinkedIn. So I don't have a copy of that but I have got a lot of other evidence saved, just in case it can help identify the scammer, including screenshots, copies of email message source and the WhatsApp part of the conversation If I work out how to export it somehow.**Shortly after I reported the age I also received a phishing email that looked like it was from Microsoft, stating they had received a request to cancel my Microsoft account and to click on a link to stop this from happening if I hadn't made the request.**When I clicked on the link my Antivirus software stepped in and stopped me from being taken to a malicious site. I have documented all of this as well, as it seemed too much of a coincidence that this email arrived so soon after I had reported the LinkedIn page.**I intend to string him along for a while to see what he is trying to achieve, but at the moment it feels like identity theft, though he did invite me to America indirectly during the conversation.**If you would like further information or any of the evidence I have, please contact me. I am happy to help, this is a very nasty game that could hurt a lot of people, emotionally as well as financially, or worse.
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