You said you had a communication from Linkedin saying one of the top 5% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012! and that you "seriously doubt" it. You're right, because this e-mail did not come from Linkedin. I had a similar one and it was a very persuasive, official looking phishing message. Look at the links on it - they contain "http://e.linkedin.com/....", instead of "http://www.linkedin.com/....
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