I Continue to Encounter Cold-Hearted Skeptics  

wistfuljester 64M
1259 posts
1/5/2006 3:45 am

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I Continue to Encounter Cold-Hearted Skeptics


Especially with the people in my immediate area. I tried to be understanding, but now I am wishing upon all of them the grief that I experienced, since that appears the only way they will stop with their self-righteous attitudes.

Yeah, I know that's probably wrong of me, but I can only handle so much undeserved ridicule before I crack! And truth be told, it's only a matter of time before it does happen to them, too!

It turns out that A F F, like many websites, is not really able to protect us from identity theft. Here is a short version of what happened to me:

I was on this site as jimdadddy for almost a year. I was too emotional due to my bitter divorce, so I made some people mad at me--Hell, I was mad at myself! That's why I apologized and went away for a few weeks. I closed down jimdaddy on October 12th.

I spent about 5 weeks getting myself together. I was finally able to forgive both myself and my exwife, and I came back to this website as wistfuljester on November 13th with a happy attitude.

I didn't know there was a nasty "posting war" going on between two groups of members. nor did I know that people were using fake profiles with abandon, the better to harass and slander each other.

I sure found out quickly enough, though, because ZubCynoth, need2grovel, jimdaddyy, jimddaddy, jimdaddaddyy and jiimdaddaddyy were all used to impersonate me for the sole purpose of harassing other members. Whoever it was also stole my profile pic, so that people thought it was ME creating all of that strife!

I spent almost two weeks engaged in talks with A F F, and I succeeded in getting all 6 of those fake profiles removed. It's been quiet for the last 2 months, and I can only hope those idiots finally moved on.

Since this happened to me, I've become aware that many other members have experienced the same problem. One guy I know of actually had his credit card information stolen! Others have also had their identity stolen, complete with pictures, just like me.

Several members have also complained that other people have found it absurdly easy to "hack" into their A F F accounts to do mischief: there are NUMEROUS loopholes and "back doors" in this technologically ancient website that A F F doesn't want us to know about! For example: did you know that if you call A F F, all you have to give them is your handle and email address, and from there they will give you complete access to your account? Outrageous!

Be warned, my friends, because A F F will NOT help you much, nor will they care! They know how much their system leaks, but they'll never admit it. In fact, they will do their best to pretend that it doesn't exist!

Finally, most members will have the attitude that it can't happen to them, and that any member who says it happened to him or her is a liar.

BEWARE! Again, I say, BEWARE!!

rm_forreal57785 47M/47F

1/8/2006 7:12 am

That is frightening almost beyond belief.


tessy4real
(tessy jones)
36F

1/12/2006 2:25 am

that scares me now but is good u let it out so we are warned. u deserve a good yummy desert for this***winks*** u kow where ur desert lies


m_ms_b_haven 62F

1/31/2006 3:55 am

I got your warning too late sweetie. Someone hacked into my account and totally messed it up. They changed everything on it except the pics. (Don't know why they left them alone) I am still "fixing" my profile. BTW...did you drop out of Folks That Love Sex? I hope not.


wistfuljester 64M

1/31/2006 11:52 am

    Quoting m_ms_b_haven:
    I got your warning too late sweetie. Someone hacked into my account and totally messed it up. They changed everything on it except the pics. (Don't know why they left them alone) I am still "fixing" my profile. BTW...did you drop out of Folks That Love Sex? I hope not.
msbhaven...sorry to hear about that happening to you.

Yes, I am pretty much just concentrating on my own two groups now. My time is limited more than it used to be.


m_ms_b_haven 62F

2/3/2006 1:10 am

Thanks for replying. I will miss you in our group, but I will pop in here from time to time to see how you are doing. Take care sweetie.


rm_athina1957 59F
744 posts
9/25/2006 2:39 am

[color purple}This is devastating, "JIM"---thank you for the info...



Love Life!"


wistfuljester replies on 9/25/2006 10:31 pm:
Yep...NEVER use an email address for this site that is the same as your handle on here!

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