For some, posting a fake profile on LinkedIn makes a you 'scumbag, crook and liar'.
For others, like me, who see LinkedIn itself as a disingenuous, buggy job board posing as a social network, it's more like spitting in a dirty river.
A bunch of recruiters weighed in on the topic (invite required) over on the Facebook group 'Recruiters Online'. Below are some of the comments from the exchange and here is a relevant splice from the Recruiting Animal show.
Brian StuttI started listening and clicked off. It's actions and behavior and (lack of) ethics such as discussed that hurt our industry. Use that energy and time in a positive manner, build your professionalism and credibility in the marketplace
Alli Borgia BurtonStart as you mean to go. Don't start your partnership on a lie.
Recruiters who post phony profiles are on the top of my list of scum bags, crooks , liars, thieves. Not to mention chickenshits and maggots.