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Watch out for this LinkedIn scam

As a small business owner, you know how hard you've worked to forge relationships with clients, potential clients and colleagues who keep you informed about what's going on in your industry. Which is why you work hard to maintain contact, whether it's with phone calls, emails or after-work drinks.

Of course, these days, a lot of your small business socializing takes place on LinkedIn. The social media network has 380 million users, most of whom are on there looking for work, looking for employees, or keeping up-to-date on industry news, including from posts written by industry leaders.

This is all extremely useful for you and your small business, but you have to be careful on LinkedIn, just like you do on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The problem with LinkedIn is that it's so easy to let your guard down. After all, it's a site specifically designed to conduct business, and it has a great reputation for doing that.

Keep your guard up, though. As with other social networking sites, LinkedIn has its fair share of scammers who want to steal your valuable information. We're going to give you some tips for keeping your business, and yourself, safe on LinkedIn.

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