Brenda, Beverly, Heather, Natalie, Kathryn and Kelly

Do you think that Genentech is aware that someone with a fake LinkedIn profile pic is "working" for them in Sales? Same here - but since I recently tweeted this out, perhaps they WILL know and reach out to their LinkedIn rep and ask the tough questions about fake profiles.

So over lunch, I looked over BRENDA Donna's profile (yes, the first name is capitalized on "her" profile). But in looking at her profile and the folks others viewed, I noticed something rather interesting:

BRENDA Donna's profile looks like the profile of “BEVERLY HILL" (think about the name for a moment) whose profile looks like the profile of Heather Carter whose profile looks like the profile of Natalie Smith whose profile looks like the profile of Kathryn Miller whose profile looks like the profile of Kelly Garcia whose profile looks like…

Hint - look at the Education of all the profiles; notice anything?

The first thought that popped into my head was "Pyramid Scheme"; you?

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Comment by Noel Cocca on February 25, 2015 at 4:08pm

Love it Steve..profile slayer...

Comment by Steve Levy on February 25, 2015 at 4:23pm

Ha - but not my intention. Would simply prefer that LinkedIn honestly discuss the fake profile problem and re-estimate the real number of profiles they have.

In fact, based on Pete's article, someone from LinkedIn JUST reached out to me and wants to chat.

I'll keep everyone apprised of what takes place.

Comment by Kelly Blokdijk on February 25, 2015 at 6:04pm

Coincidence? Brenda, Donna and Kelly - all names of characters on Beverly Hills 90201

Comment by Steve Levy on February 25, 2015 at 7:22pm
Someone named Kelly just might have unlocked a key piece of the faker's strategy ;)
Comment by Nicholas Meyler on February 26, 2015 at 1:19am

I'm close friends with someone named "Bella" on LinkedIn who looks just like Kristen Stewart, but I'm pretty sure it's really her.

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