New linkedin ‘status’ feature now used for donation spam

My wife has just received this email via linkedin:

Subject: Equity Needed

[name deleted] has sent you a message.
Date: 3/01/2008
Subject: Equity Needed
May I kindly accept a donation of $100 on your behalf? [url to donation page]

Thank you for understanding.

Visiting the donation page brings up the following explanation:
“With the new status update feature on LinkedIn I thought we should have some fun and in the process help me make my first million to jump start my new companies. I would like you to set your status on LinkedIn to “wants you to help [me] make [my] 1st million via LinkedIn: [url]“”


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