Recently there has been a number of spam connection requests going around LinkedIn apparently from people in senior positions across a variety of companies. Without any content or information on their profiles, I thought this suspicious and subsequently called one of the companies directly to double-check, my doubts were correct and no such person is MD of mentioned company!
If you have a LinkedIn Profile and when receiving connection requests, ensure there is, at a minimum, some level of content so you can determine the authenticity of the request. First ask yourself: without knowing the person, should you be connecting with them? Is there any subsequent value-add from connecting with this person; and without content on their own profile what benefit or interaction are you looking to gain?
Be discerning when it comes to your profile and those you connect with. You want your LinkedIn profile to benefit and work for you, therefore keep it real!