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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by reble, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. reble

    reble Android Enthusiast
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    I have gotten about 25 alerts since I was last on, all from female's with the same name of "
    Lurker" under the nick name (all diffirent nick's). What gives?

    Steve
     


  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Well "lurker" just means "not made many posts".

    Are these alerts likes for one of your posts, personal messages, or what? When were you last on, i.e. did this happen over an hour, a day, a month,...?

    (I would point out that this is the Internet, so you don't know they are female - especially if you think there is something fishy about the alerts).
     
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  3. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I usually think of alerts coming from a dog.
    No one knows if you're a dog on the internet.
     
  4. reble

    reble Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    The last one was on Thur, from
    heatflux is now following you.
    1:48 PM

    The 1st one was on
    Sep 19, 2019 ghoztfish999 is now following you. 4:43 PM
     
  5. olbriar

    olbriar  
    Moderator

    We are experiencing an influx of new members that are into following established members. If you wish to avoid the alerts for new followers, hover over your avatar at the top right of the AF page and choose Alert Preferences from the drop down menu. You will find the option to turn off alerts for new followers in the achievement area towards the bottom of alert options. Otherwise, simply ignore them. I hope this helps and I apologize for the inconvenience.
     
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  6. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Yep! And also old accounts, usually with little to no past activity, are following people...for what reason, I have no idea, but my gut knows it's tied into the above.
     
  7. reble

    reble Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I was just wondering. I ether get a bucket load of those or I get nothing. More time then not they are young females looking for sugar daddy or a scam. I live on SSDI disabilty and I seem to get email's from those kind by the trash can full.

     
  8. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Becareful of words you type up on here. You could of said "Someone to love" , not the slang term.
     
  9. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    They aren't the same thing. "sugar daddy" implies a transactional aspect and an unequal relationship, while "someone to love" does not. I expect the OP was deliberate in their choice.

    It's years since I got that type of mail though. "Russian brides looking for love" would be even more of a blast from the past than "Nigerian Prince needs your help laundering some money". ;)
     
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  10. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    I keep geting a ton of spam in my old yahoo inbox, that is why I got rid of it, and there was someone who catfish my account too. Yeah...
     
  11. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    I had fun with a known [to me, having previously done my homework] scammer on the phone yesterday. :eek: They spoof "ACLU" as their name. I won't bother with details, just suffice to say it was very entertaining. :D
     
  12. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Just ignore them. Don't ever interact with them, not even by clicking a purported 'unsubscribe' link in an e-mail. All that does is confirm that it's a valid address--then they sell it to other scumbags.
     
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  13. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    {I do my homework too yay us!!!}
     
  14. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Indeed! Yippee for us! :)

    The day before, I started having fun with 'microsoft support,' whose 'customer service' rep had a very thick Indian accent. Their recording had told me that my "IP address has been compromised" and they must immediately replace it. So I pressed 1 to speak to support. :eek:

    In his very thick accent he thanked me for contacting microsoft support, and that my windows computer's license must be renewed, for $299. Putting on my best 'clueless, little old lady, technology-ignorant, windows user' act, I said: "so what's this about my IP address being compromised?!! I was anticipating quite a lot of fun...but he HUNG UP on me!
     
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  15. reble

    reble Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I guess this whole post was wrong to have been started in the 1st place. I didn't mean that I was getting those kind of email replys via here. I have gotten them via other web pages and leave it at that.
    My understanding of the term "sugar daddy" is a female that is looking for some male with lots of money to pay for there way into the USA from some foreign country. And when they get here, who knows what they are going to do.

     
  16. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    There's nothing wrong with what you posted. :)
    I don't think anyone thought you meant those replies were originating here. You're fine!
    Hopefully, our suggestions will be useful.
    It may mean that, but it has other meanings, too. In recent years the terms 'sugar daddy' and 'sugar baby' have come to mean men who pay young women for...well. that depends on who you believe! :eek:

    I've seen some of these sugar babies on TV. To a person they insist that they're not doing anything of a sexual nature for these older men, yet are being kept in luxurious apartments, given fancy cars and money, and all they do is talk, and maybe escort them to parties, etc. Many of these women claim to be paying their way through college this way. Okey-dokey! :rolleyes:
     
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