LinkedIn Spammer: How to get rid of a bad LinkedIn Contact

October 25th, 2011 | by Jason Alba |

I got a message from a first degree contact (I accept all invites, since I speak a lot and can’t know or sit down with everyone who invites me) that said this:

Thats Nice hearing back from you Bruce well My name is Angela you knw that Lol , Am single and Searching, with black hair and brown eyes.. My height is 5′ 8″, with a weight of 125 lbs. I am a very caring and generous person. I like to make other people happy; there is nothing more fulfilling than bringing laughter or a smile to someone’s face. I have been told that I have a great sense of humor, but you will have to judge that for yourself. I would describe myself as being rather quiet almost shy when meeting new people, but open up rather quickly once I get to know you.
I am a great listener, I am soft, beautiful and simple Lady , I believe in God and in the soul. I like watching movies, going out for dinner, walk, hold hands, read books about God…Thats all i can say for now, if u really wanna know more about me u can add me on yahoo messenger so we can chart more and get to know better .here is my id ( (this was a hyperlink, which I removed) ) Looking forward to hear back from you ., Take care


What do you do?

First, go to their Profile Page, and click on the Flag icon:

Next, fill in this form.  Don’t you love how small that second box is?  Reminds of the complaint forms that don’t have enough room for you to say anything :p

I just did this, and then checked to see if I’m still a first degree contact.  On Twitter, if I report for spam they automatically disconnect me from that profile.  Alas, on LinkedIn we’re still first degree contacts.

I’m expecting LinkedIn to delete that account soon, however I want it out.  So I have to remove the LinkedIn connection manually, which is a PAIN, since I can’t do it from that page…. It takes a few more clicks and some scrolling to REMOVE that contact.  Unfortunately, they don’t give me a chance to say the person is a SPAMMER (like on Twitter).

OH YEAH, this person has 120 OTHER first degree contacts. Probably LIONs :p



  1. One Response to “LinkedIn Spammer: How to get rid of a bad LinkedIn Contact”

  2. By John E. Bredehoft on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    The profile is still there, with 119 connections. It turns out that she’s a 3rd level connection to me, so hopefully I’m far enough away from her advertisements.

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