A New Wrinkle  

redrockrascal 63M
8581 posts
6/4/2019 9:36 am
A New Wrinkle



No not on me, or in the time space continuum, in the fabric of A*F*F. I’ll ‘splain.

I opened my email this AM and found a message titled “Precious One”. OK, so it’s obviously for me

It is from a address and wasn’t caught by the spam filter. The message read . . .

“My name is Faustina 35 single with no and never been married. Im 5.7 ft 5 Ibs. I will like us to be friends. I got your email address from Senior Sizzle.com while reading the little you had to say about your self. Below are some pics of me and i hope you like them. I will be awaiting your response.”

There are a few things of interest here:
1. She claims to have gotten my email address from Senior Sizzle. This is interesting because my address is not posted where any member can see it. So how, and / or why, did she get it?
2. There is none of the usual formatting or look of a typical A*F*F marketing message.
3. While the spelling and grammar are a bit off it isn’t as bad as the scam messages usually are.

So what is this? Yes it is most likely some sort of spam/scam. But from whom and more importantly . . . how did they actually get my address? I didn’t contact this person as she is outside my general age range. My first thought is they got my address from one of several data breaches over the past 5 years or so since I’ve been here.

My first question to y’all is have any of you recently received an unsolicited offsite message similar to this?



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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


sweet_VM 64F
81699 posts
6/9/2019 9:03 am

None recently. I would contact Senior Sizzle and send them a copy of everything. Something smells on this one. They seem to still target the older fellow. A few years ago it was completely out of control. Senior Sizzle put a stop to it and it seems to be starting back up again. hugs V

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MrnMrsfuntimes 57M/49F
25 posts
6/8/2019 3:21 pm

Yes I’ve gotten more than a few spam emails to my personal email that were linked to info from this site. None of them should be taken lightly, take my word for it Red.


lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
6/7/2019 3:53 pm

I have gotten them on my normal email in the past, with my profile name as subject.. I just delete and pay it no attention..

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redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/6/2019 4:02 pm

    Quoting citizen4722:
    I get messages on IM from dominant Welsh women
    I wouldn't mind but there's never any profile let alone photo.
    The fact that the message always end with a geemail addy is what gives the spam game away.
Yeah, I get those IM things, with a geemail addy, a few times a week. Mine are usually from no where near me and they are from 30-somethings.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/6/2019 4:00 pm

    Quoting  :

Hi KJ, this person likely got my email address via the h@cked A*F*F data that is 'out there'. Glad you keep your stuff safe.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


citizen4722 64M  
74582 posts
6/6/2019 12:42 pm

I get messages on IM from dominant Welsh women
I wouldn't mind but there's never any profile let alone photo.
The fact that the message always end with a geemail addy is what gives the spam game away.


redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/5/2019 7:03 am

    Quoting Naughtypursuit:
    There is an option on Hotmail that lets you see recent activity under security features.

    I know of people who been able to make deals with different truckers etc to have items transported at nominal fees because basically the truck is empty. But yes alas distance is also an issue in commerce, not just Senior Sizzle...
Hummm, maybe I'll poke around to see what I can see.

The problem with having the car trucked to me is I won't be able to actually see/touch the car in person, or wave cash as part of the "negotiating" process.

Yeah, distance often sucks.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/5/2019 7:01 am

    Quoting MyBaffies:
    Unlikely to be connected to the Various Inc sites, but I've read of people receiving those "We have installed tracking software on your device, we've been watching you play with yourself on cam, you have 48 hours to send us some bitcoin before we post videos of you to all your friends" types of messages. Bit frightening to some.

    Yesterday I got a message through the IM on here which started, "I'm just using you to get to your dad".
That is one difference with this one - not asking for anything. But I imagine if I were to respond (hence confirming it is an active email) they would ask/demand.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/5/2019 6:58 am

    Quoting s2ndegree:
    Going flat out through the corkscrew no doubt!
Not with this one

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


Naughtypursuit 54F  
2766 posts
6/5/2019 3:33 am

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    Our personal info and contact data is a valued commodity now. So people will steal it, or sell it if we give it to them. Those we give it to do an incompetent job of protecting it so it is easy for some to steal.

    Curious as to how you figured out the attempts to log in from IP's in China, Japan etc.

    Good thought on Canadian cars. Thank you. My travel boundaries, dues to cost and time, are the Mississippi River to the east not sure of a northern one right now. A lot of cars in the Midwest.
There is an option on Hotmail that lets you see recent activity under security features.

I know of people who been able to make deals with different truckers etc to have items transported at nominal fees because basically the truck is empty. But yes alas distance is also an issue in commerce, not just Senior Sizzle...


MyBaffies 52M
4983 posts
6/5/2019 1:35 am

Unlikely to be connected to the Various Inc sites, but I've read of people receiving those "We have installed tracking software on your device, we've been watching you play with yourself on cam, you have 48 hours to send us some bitcoin before we post videos of you to all your friends" types of messages. Bit frightening to some.

Yesterday I got a message through the IM on here which started, "I'm just using you to get to your dad".

Baffies

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s2ndegree 63M  
9800 posts
6/4/2019 5:05 pm

Going flat out through the corkscrew no doubt!

Using more than all the road!


redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/4/2019 4:53 pm

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    No unsolicited off site emails, but when scammers start messaging me, I message back, and watch their English grow worse and worse with each message.
Hey Mc, maybe I'll respond in some foreign language

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/4/2019 4:52 pm

    Quoting Naughtypursuit:
    On the weekend I got an email from a company I sometimes order online from. They said they could find no record of the item I am missing from my order. It showed my email inquiry. I have not ordered from them in a year.

    So I did some checking, changed my passwords and then I looked my recent activity on email account. You can check to see failed attempts to log into my account. I had failed attempts to log in from IP's in China, Japan and Thailand.

    Scary stuff out there....

    By the way - did you think of looking for a car in Canada - your dollar has more power here and you can arrange transport a lot of times...just a thought
Our personal info and contact data is a valued commodity now. So people will steal it, or sell it if we give it to them. Those we give it to do an incompetent job of protecting it so it is easy for some to steal.

Curious as to how you figured out the attempts to log in from IP's in China, Japan etc.

Good thought on Canadian cars. Thank you. My travel boundaries, dues to cost and time, are the Mississippi River to the east not sure of a northern one right now. A lot of cars in the Midwest.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


mc_justmc 62M  
6929 posts
6/4/2019 3:17 pm

No unsolicited off site emails, but when scammers start messaging me, I message back, and watch their English grow worse and worse with each message.


Naughtypursuit 54F  
2766 posts
6/4/2019 1:23 pm

On the weekend I got an email from a company I sometimes order online from. They said they could find no record of the item I am missing from my order. It showed my email inquiry. I have not ordered from them in a year.

So I did some checking, changed my passwords and then I looked my recent activity on email account. You can check to see failed attempts to log into my account. I had failed attempts to log in from IP's in China, Japan and Thailand.

Scary stuff out there....

By the way - did you think of looking for a car in Canada - your dollar has more power here and you can arrange transport a lot of times...just a thought


redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/4/2019 1:19 pm

    Quoting japaneseass:
    maybe from the leak a few years back??? i don't remember, but a while back, another blog post about the similar scam/spam mail the person received...supposedly, the blacklist is still up for grab in the dark web...something like that...
There have been at least 2 h@cks, that I'm aware of, since I've been here. I wouldn't doubt our info is available . . . for a price.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/4/2019 1:17 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Interesting email indeed, and I am thinking its part of a scam going on here on the site as your not the first man who has said something about this. I know years ago the site hadn't allowed this to go on, I wish they would stop it as it's really getting out of control. I wish a nice sexy lady from the site would contact you for real and you two could get together.. I hope your day is a good one..
The site needs better data protection to keep h@ckers from getting our info.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/4/2019 1:15 pm

    Quoting seems6666:
    But then they would have to KNOW you are on Senior Sizzle, or you wouldn't know what they are talking about!
If this came via data breach info that is how they would have my email address. But technically I am registered on Pas.sion not A.F.F.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/4/2019 1:13 pm

    Quoting ltrskr:
    Yes, I have received EMs like that. I guessed they where on Senior Sizzle but got my EM from some other source. They use Senior Sizzle reference to make it look more legit!
The interesting thing is I am registered on Pas.sion not A.F.F. So the A.F.F is slightly wrong.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/4/2019 1:11 pm

    Quoting Classynails:
    Interesting, and not in a good way.
No doubt

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/4/2019 1:10 pm

    Quoting GhostofH:
    I can't recall of late of getting a similar message, Red, but it is scary to think that somehow they did get your address from A.F.F. Very scary indeed.
I would imagine this is a consequence of the data breaches A.F.F has experienced.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/4/2019 1:08 pm

    Quoting  :

Via your personal email?

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


japaneseass 54F
50231 posts
6/4/2019 1:04 pm

maybe from the leak a few years back??? i don't remember, but a while back, another blog post about the similar scam/spam mail the person received...supposedly, the blacklist is still up for grab in the dark web...something like that...


Tmptrzz 59F  
107038 posts
6/4/2019 12:23 pm

Interesting email indeed, and I am thinking its part of a scam going on here on the site as your not the first man who has said something about this. I know years ago the site hadn't allowed this to go on, I wish they would stop it as it's really getting out of control. I wish a nice sexy lady from the site would contact you for real and you two could get together.. I hope your day is a good one..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


seems6666 51F
4838 posts
6/4/2019 11:50 am

But then they would have to KNOW you are on Senior Sizzle, or you wouldn't know what they are talking about!


ltrskr 74M  
5151 posts
6/4/2019 10:33 am

Yes, I have received EMs like that. I guessed they where on Senior Sizzle but got my EM from some other source. They use Senior Sizzle reference to make it look more legit!


TallHunk805 45M

6/4/2019 10:32 am

About 5 years ago Senior Sizzle was hacked into and a lot of our info was captured.


Classynails 65F
1675 posts
6/4/2019 10:07 am

Interesting, and not in a good way.

Classy, Sassy, and a little Smart-Assy
Sine Metu
CN


GhostofH 63M
22788 posts
6/4/2019 10:07 am

I can't recall of late of getting a similar message, Red, but it is scary to think that somehow they did get your address from A.F.F. Very scary indeed.


redrockrascal 63M
23580 posts
6/4/2019 9:37 am

Bumpity scamity bump

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


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