LinkedIn brings its verification tools to job posts, adds new message warnings for potential scams
After launching its verification features last month, LinkedIn is now bringing verification to job posts, the company announced on Monday. LinkedIn is also introducing new message warnings that will alert users if messages on the platform include high-risk content that could potentially include scam activity.
The company will now start showing verifications related to a job post, displaying verified information about a job poster or their company. When you see verifications on job posts, that means there is information that has been verified as authentic by the job poster, LinkedIn or one of its partners. The verified information will show whether the poster is affiliated with an official company page, has verified their work email or workplace, or their government ID was verified through CLEAR, which is a secure identity platform.
“We’re showing these verifications to help you feel confident in your search and give recruiters the opportunity to build trust with potential candidates,” the company wrote in a blog post. “Verifications on job postings are just rolling out, and as we expand access to our free verification tools, you’ll see even more across the jobs you’re exploring.”
As for the new message warnings, LinkedIn will now alert you when messages look like they could be scams. For example, the platform will alert you if a message asks you to take the conversation to another platform, as that can sometimes be a sign of a scam. The warnings will also give users the option to report the content without letting the sender know.
The new feature is arriving as LinkedIn’s latest transparency report found an increase of spam and scam activity on the platform. Between July and December of last year, LinkedIn proactively removed 90.95 million pieces of spam and scam content. The company says its automated defenses stopped 99.3% of this content and its teams manually removed the rest.
Last month, LinkedIn introduced new ways to verify your identity and where you work. Unlike with Twitter and Meta, LinkedIn’s new verification measures don’t include paid subscriptions or blue checkmarks. At the time, LinkedIn said it believes verification should be available for everyone, which is why its verification features will be available for free.
Unlike Twitter and Meta, which bundled verification with additional features, LinkedIn is choosing to keep its verification features focused on confirming users’ identifies in the hopes of providing an extra layer of protection when it comes to fake or scam accounts.
LinkedIn brings its verification tools to job posts, adds new message warnings for potential scams by Aisha Malik originally published on TechCrunch