Based On Some Responses To My Last Post  

redrockrascal 60M
7373 posts
2/11/2019 8:13 am
Based On Some Responses To My Last Post


I think I need to ask . . .

Are you aware the site(s) most/many of us know as A*F*F (but there are hundreds of site names utilizing the same database) has had data breeches (TV TS Dating) in the past - specifically since 2014.
Yes
No


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redrockrascal 60M
19690 posts
2/12/2019 2:18 pm

    Quoting oralguy200:
    Its all news to me But that's to be expected I guess
Ya learn something new every day huh?

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redrockrascal 60M
19690 posts
2/12/2019 2:18 pm

    Quoting kimberliejo1:
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    Crazy stuff, isn't it... I think I've seen where our profiles are out there used as advertising for these sites, Lol... WOW KJ
Hi KJ, there are hundreds of sites under the "FrendFinder" umbrella, A*F*F is just the biggest. Pretty fancy operation in that sense. Nice to see you here.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


oralguy200 72M
13 posts
2/12/2019 11:36 am

Its all news to me But that's to be expected I guess


kimberliejo1 42F  
595 posts
2/12/2019 9:20 am

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Crazy stuff, isn't it... I think I've seen where our profiles are out there used as advertising for these sites, Lol... WOW KJ

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redrockrascal 60M
19690 posts
2/11/2019 6:42 pm

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    Yes, I did get emails to such and a request to reset/change my password.. And a lot of people on here are still not aware of the fact that all their information is on many sites scattered about the internet, just google your profile name, it will surprise you where and how often it shows,,
Yeah, I did that a while ago and was "enlightened". There are hundreds of sites under the FrendFinder umbrella and they ll seem to be housed on a single database. So when the info is "harvested" by outsiders they get a lot of potential victims.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

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lonlyforlove2 76M  
1331 posts
2/11/2019 6:18 pm

Yes, I did get emails to such and a request to reset/change my password.. And a lot of people on here are still not aware of the fact that all their information is on many sites scattered about the internet, just google your profile name, it will surprise you where and how often it shows,,


redrockrascal 60M
19690 posts
2/11/2019 4:27 pm

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    Gee, I'm surprised this post hasn't been "lost" by now...
Long time . . .
Yeah, they don't like the "H"word. They deleted a post of mine a couple years ago when I wrote about the data breach back then.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 60M
19690 posts
2/11/2019 4:24 pm

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    i did know that, I wonder if the people that run the site know. Probably clueless.
I would imagine they know, but alerting the member would likely lose them some members (a.k.a. $$$).

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 60M
19690 posts
2/11/2019 4:23 pm

    Quoting Russian_Agent:
    These scammers obviously depend on the shock value of telling you that they have some personal information to make their pitch. I recently got a call from somebody who said that they were from Medicare and gave me my name, address and obviously had my number. She said that they would like to send me some medication for my back pain at no cost. Well, I know from experience that one has to jump through a lot of hoops just to talk to a live person, much less have one call you out of the blue. I then asked her what my social security number was and she rudely hung up. On the other hand, one of my neighbors who is highly educated and is a teacher fell for the scam and they sent him some aspirin for $80 and will send him a supply every month. He is now working with his credit card company to get out of it.
They work somewhat like telemarketers - get someone on the line and give the pitch. If someone bites great if not move on to the next.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 60M
19690 posts
2/11/2019 4:21 pm

    Quoting MyBaffies:
    Yes but I think I've been forced into a new A.F.F identity since then as a previous incarnation got banned (ironically for responding to a scam attempt). But I'm not being complacent, could happen again.
Didn't know that happened to you.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 60M
19690 posts
2/11/2019 4:20 pm

    Quoting CowboyandaGeek:
    Yup - if you take your account login name (ours is CowboyandaGeek, for instance), and type it into google. chances are you will find your profile on all sorts of adult dating sites (assuming most are owned by the same friendfinder company that owns TV TS Dating). I also remember going into our preferences, and having to click a box that prevents your data from being found by search public engines online... or something like that. Check it out... maybe we are remembering that wrong.

    Thanks for the psa

    ~CowboyandaGeek~
I also remember going into our preferences, and having to click a box that prevents your data from being found by search public engines online.
This I do not recall, I try to remember to check. But securing ID and card data should always be part of the site's security.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 60M
19690 posts
2/11/2019 4:17 pm

    Quoting PyschoLoco:
    Yes. They were coming off a major hack the year I joined - 2015. But I was broke at the time so I didn't care if anyone stole my identity. They were welcome to it
But, at some point in time your finances should improve and the info will still be out there - unless you change things.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 60M
19690 posts
2/11/2019 4:16 pm

    Quoting japaneseass:
    those data that got sold in the darkweb is still floating around somewhere, come back and haunts us? well...i really don't think so...those people won't normally wait around to jump on the bandwagon...so...i think we are safe that way tho...just sayin...
data that got sold in the darkweb is still floating around somewhere, come back and haunts us? On my prior post a person mentioned an article that was posted on 1/27/19 that suggests either the old info (millions of addresses etc.) is still available for sale or new stuff is available.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


TicklePlease 51F  
11716 posts
2/11/2019 2:01 pm

Gee, I'm surprised this post hasn't been "lost" by now...


mc_justmc 58M  
4434 posts
2/11/2019 10:13 am

i did know that, I wonder if the people that run the site know. Probably clueless.


Russian_Agent 92T  
56 posts
2/11/2019 10:10 am

These scammers obviously depend on the shock value of telling you that they have some personal information to make their pitch. I recently got a call from somebody who said that they were from Medicare and gave me my name, address and obviously had my number. She said that they would like to send me some medication for my back pain at no cost. Well, I know from experience that one has to jump through a lot of hoops just to talk to a live person, much less have one call you out of the blue. I then asked her what my social security number was and she rudely hung up. On the other hand, one of my neighbors who is highly educated and is a teacher fell for the scam and they sent him some aspirin for $80 and will send him a supply every month. He is now working with his credit card company to get out of it.


MyBaffies 49M
2942 posts
2/11/2019 10:08 am

Yes but I think I've been forced into a new A.F.F identity since then as a previous incarnation got banned (ironically for responding to a scam attempt). But I'm not being complacent, could happen again.

Baffies

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CowboyandaGeek 37M/33F  
276 posts
2/11/2019 9:06 am

Yup - if you take your account login name (ours is CowboyandaGeek, for instance), and type it into google. chances are you will find your profile on all sorts of adult dating sites (assuming most are owned by the same friendfinder company that owns TV TS Dating). I also remember going into our preferences, and having to click a box that prevents your data from being found by search public engines online... or something like that. Check it out... maybe we are remembering that wrong.

Thanks for the psa

~CowboyandaGeek~


PyschoLoco 55M
1516 posts
2/11/2019 8:37 am

Yes. They were coming off a major hack the year I joined - 2015. But I was broke at the time so I didn't care if anyone stole my identity. They were welcome to it

Standards are people too.....kinda


japaneseass 51F  
47388 posts
2/11/2019 8:37 am

those data that got sold in the darkweb is still floating around somewhere, come back and haunts us? well...i really don't think so...those people won't normally wait around to jump on the bandwagon...so...i think we are safe that way tho...just sayin...


redrockrascal 60M
19690 posts
2/11/2019 8:13 am

post it post

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


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