This is what I’ve got on LinkedIn today People are getting creative, not sure how to respond to that. I am curious to see what this scam is all about 🤷‍♂️

Dear PappyHans,

I hope this email finds you well and safe. My name is **** and I work for ******, a leading expert network company based in New York. I am currently working with a client who is conducting a project and needs expertise on Digital Engineering - ***** .

After some research I did regarding the topic, I concluded that you would be a great fit for this project, given your experience.

Please, let me know if you would be willing to share your expertise on this subject through a paid phone consultation. For your input and time, you will be compensated with a fee that you can set yourself. As a reference – the average rate of our consultations is around 400$/hour.

It is essential to note that in no way will you be asked to discuss your current employer nor any kind of confidential information during the phone consultation.

Should you be interested in this subject, I would be more than happy to address any questions regarding the topic on LinkedIn or by phone

Kind Regards
(Sender name)

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    Cash up front
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    Hard to believe that someone is willing to pay 400$/hour for consultation to a person they don’t really know, based only on a search they performed on LinkedIn. Like what’s the catch here I am struggling to understand.
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    We can schedule it when the check clears ;)

    I wonder if this is one of those "oh man we sent you too much can you send us X back" kinda deal and then you do that ... and their first check bounces?
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    @N00bPancakes that would make sense yes
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    I think it is much simpler than that. There is a follow up message from the same sender that includes a link to a registration form. Basically that is a platform that offers advisors with different fields of expertise. My understanding is that they want to fill in their numbers rather than offering an actual job. It was more like please register on our platform and I would be able to discuss further.
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    Yeah I suspect there seems to be some value (well to the recruiters) to just racking up sheer volume of potential contacts ... regardless if they're right for the job so they can store them and use them to spam a potential customer with "hey we have this many professionals that we have a relationship with" kinda thing.

    So many contacts with recruiters that felt like that....
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    @N00bPancakes yeah. Now we know what the catch is 😂
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    I’ll give you 1000$ per hour just connect with me and send me your cv.

    It also includes free viagra pills and cat food.

    We love dogs.
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    Another obvious greed trap. It only catches greedy people...
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