I am often asked how to remove former employees who still say they work at your organization as well as rogue/random people who never worked at your organization in the first place.

Well, there is a way to do it! It’s not perfect, but at least it’s something.

Basically, you appeal directly to LinkedIn and fill out a Notice of Inaccurate Profile Information form.

Note that you must be a page administrator to make a request like this. I’m not sure exactly how long it takes to resolve an issue like this but hey, something is better than nothing.

Here’s the information they require to look into it.

  • This form should only be used to report inaccurate employment or education information.
  • Report fake profiles or impersonation issues separately to LinkedIn to ensure the quickest resolution.
  • LinkedIn relies on the integrity of its members in providing true and accurate information in their accounts and doesn’t control or vet user-generated content for accuracy.
  • Submitting a notice will not necessarily result in the removal of the account or information.
  • LinkedIn and/or SlideShare will use this notice, including your contact information, to investigate your claim.
  • What information is inaccurate or false? Link to the inaccurate account or content. Copy and paste the URL of the account from your browser.
  • What is the name of the school, university or company that is inaccurate on the profile being reported?
  • Was the reported member previously employed or attended school at your organization?
  • You’ll need to explain how you know this account or other information to be inaccurate or false.
  • You’re required to submit your digital signature.
  • You can also submit attachments to help bolster your case.
  • In order to answer your question or troubleshoot a problem, a LinkedIn representative may need to access your account, including, as needed, your messages and settings.

I hope this information is helpful to a frustrating situation!