IT Security Alert: Fake LinkedIn Invitation

Author: Katie Rose

This morning or late yesterday, many people at Notre Dame received a LinkedIn connection invitation from someone impersonating our president, Fr. John Jenkins.  Unfortunately, this LinkedIn account does not actually belong to our president, and instead, a scammer is using it to try to gain access to your personal information and login credentials.

The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) advises that you do NOT accept the LinkedIn connection and that you report this account to LinkedIn as someone impersonating Fr. Jenkins.  If you did accept the LinkedIn connection, do not interact with the scammer and do not click the link you receive in response to the connection.  

The OIT is working with LinkedIn to get the fake account taken down immediately.

If you have any questions, please talk with your departmental IT support team or the OIT Help Desk at 574-631-8111,, or