LinkedIn has taken steps to combat fake accounts on its platform

LinkedIn will launch new verification features in the coming months to fight off fake accounts and increase security on its network.

This business-oriented social platform makes it easy to network with other businesspeople and find new jobs, employees and opportunities.

At present, there has been an upsurge in scammer creation of fake profiles to further their illegal agendas.

Bot-like accounts have become an increasing menace across platforms like LinkedIn. Spammers have used them to lure real profiles into downloading malicious software and to obtain personal details about them.

LinkedIn holds an abundance of data about its users, such as their work history, contact information, professional i...