Are recruiters creating “appealing” faux profiles?

I received this LinkedIn invite today:

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The profile page on LinkedIn looks legit but the suspicious side of me didn’t think that photo was genuine.

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TinEye is an awesome service that allows you to search for copied images on the internet.

Searching for the profile image showed up 25 other misc sites including this image. Either this recruiter is a bit of an “internet sensation” or someone’s just copied a picture of someone attractive to create a faux profile.

If it’s the latter their strategy is definitely sound!

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