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Aurora773 posted 10/21/2013 07:55 AM

WH recently set up a profile on LinkedIn. I have access to that. It now appears that he has another one, using a name he used on a fake FB page a few years ago. I'm not that familiar with LinkedIn. Is he using this account to stalk former AP's without my knowledge? Why would he do this? I'm sure for whatever purpose, he's up to no good.

befuzzled110 posted 10/21/2013 08:50 AM

When did he set up the fake account? Is it something new, or something that was set up a while ago and forgotten about? That being asked...if it's more recent...then be very weary. Linkedin has the ability to search, and communicate with other people. Just like any other social media site. I don't know ALL the in's and out's of the site, but I do know that much.

strongerdaybyday posted 10/21/2013 11:43 AM

Also, on LinkedIn when u view someone's profile your name shows up as someone that has recently viewed their page.

[This message edited by strongerdaybyday at 11:45 AM, October 21st (Monday)]

cl131716 posted 10/21/2013 12:10 PM

What is LinkedIn? I had that on my computer history and when I asked STBX about it he had no idea.

strongerdaybyday posted 10/21/2013 12:14 PM

What is LinkedIn?

Another social networking site - primarily used for employment - you can post your work history, skills etc (just like a resume) all online. But - you can search for/message people as well. If someone views your LinkedIn account a notification shows up on your page and says (For Example) - "strongerdaybyday has viewed your profile". If you posted a pic it will show your profile pic as well.

I used to have a LinkedIn - but OW and her idiot friends were stalking me on it not realizing everytime they went to my page I was notified "OW has viewed your profile" or "OW's idiot friend has viewed your profile"

[This message edited by strongerdaybyday at 12:14 PM, October 21st (Monday)]

angerisme posted 10/21/2013 12:26 PM

Its a communication tactic that leaves no crumbs. They will be connected, but no one can see it. I would lay money there is an ongoing affair, and this is a way to communicate w/o leaving proof on cellphone or facebook.

Pippy posted 10/21/2013 12:41 PM

If you want to check, make up a fake account yourself and check on OW's page for the people who have looked her up. If his fake account name is there, unfortunately he is cheating again.

simplydevastated posted 10/21/2013 13:05 PM

Aurora773,

I have a Linkedin account. If you want I can do some checking around for you. No need to set up a fake account. Send me a pm if you want me to.

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