"Hello, how are you doing?" Do You Get These RJ Emails?

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    Sep 10, 2016 10:00 PM GMT
    I've been getting a lot of those in RJ email lately. From guys who aren't too active on RJ. Or even some who've just joined.

    Or maybe he sends "Hello", or "Hi", "What's Up?", or something similar. But still without any kind of explanation or preface.

    I don't reply. And naturally I block the ones who start with how handsome I am, or some other ridiculous personal compliment. I have no personal public photos, so they can't know how I look. And if they actually did see my pic, the verdict most certainly would not be handsome.

    So do you other guys get these annoying emails? I might suspect the Conservaposse is at work here, to harass me. But if this is common on RJ, then I guess I'm just another target among many.

    Your input would be appreciated. And needless to say, no comments from RJ's resident trolls, please. Although I certainly can't control their viciousness.

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    Sep 10, 2016 10:44 PM GMT
    I do, I reply depending on my mood.
  • FRE0

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    Sep 10, 2016 11:17 PM GMT
    If they have a profile of some sort, I reply. If their email is just "Hi", How have you been keeping?" or "Wassup?", I send a similar response.
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    Sep 10, 2016 11:26 PM GMT
    FRE0 said
    If they have a profile of some sort, I reply. If their email is just "Hi", How have you been keeping?" or "Wassup?", I send a similar response.

    I send nothing. And as I said if they start going on about my good looks, looks they cannot see, I usually block their email. But the ones to whom I don't respond never do a follow-up. Which is kinda telling in itself.

    So how frequently do you get these? I'm starting to get one or two a day. Which kinda concerned me.
  • customerservi...

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    Sep 11, 2016 11:59 AM GMT
    Hi Guys,

    Send an email to help@realjock.com if you are receiving odd messages from RJ accounts. I'll check them out.

    J
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    Sep 11, 2016 12:28 PM GMT
    I get them... I'll reply if there's a fully fleshed out profile, and the account's been open for more than a few days.

    I think it's a sign of the times... these may be guys who've become so used to app dating that "conversation" looks more like IM speak. Since RJ doesn't have a chat feature, guys use the email like chat.

    I'll try to coax them into being a little more verbal... but if it's just a slurry of 1-to-3 word replies, I get bored.
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    Sep 11, 2016 12:42 PM GMT
    customerservice_rj saidHi Guys,

    Send an email to help@realjock.com if you are receiving odd messages from RJ accounts. I'll check them out.

    J

    Thanks Jeff. I just find them annoying, and puzzling. I wonder why they always sound the same, just a 1 or 2-word greeting. No introduction, no background, no explanation, no nothing. That in itself seems strange. And how & why they select me, after only having joined RJ hours earlier.

    I also get some 3rd-World PEs here, almost always from guys who just joined that day. Who apprently don't read my RJ profile, since they make romantic advances to me. And request I contact them through an off-site email addy. Those I immediately block, I presume a prelude to some kind of scam.

    So I wondered if others are getting these same things. If not, then I have some others thoughts about how it's happening to me, that would match a pattern I've observed. But I didn't wanna go off on premature speculations, until I'd learned if these were experienced by others here.
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    Sep 11, 2016 12:55 PM GMT
    JonSpringon saidI get them... I'll reply if there's a fully fleshed out profile, and the account's been open for more than a few days.

    I think it's a sign of the times... these may be guys who've become so used to app dating that "conversation" looks more like IM speak. Since RJ doesn't have a chat feature, guys use the email like chat.

    I'll try to coax them into being a little more verbal... but if it's just a slurry of 1-to-3 word replies, I get bored.

    That's a very plausible explanation, and may ultimately be the answer. But how do they choose ME, compared to all the rest of you guys? There's nearly 400,000 of us here. Of course, maybe they look for active forum posters, and I'm certainly that.

    But if it's being spammed then other forum regulars would be getting these, too. So that's why I was inquiring. It seems that you have indeed gotten them, and some as I'm describing. How often? And the 3rd-World ones, too, that I've subsequently mentioned?

    Plus some of the full-sentence ones gush about my good looks! First, you can't see my image publicly. Second, I'm 67 and not good looking by any interpretation. So what's motivating these newbies here, strangers to me, to say that? Just an assumption that I'd be flattered by that, instead of actually being weirded-out by it?
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    Sep 11, 2016 2:02 PM GMT
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    JonSpringon saidI get them... I'll reply if there's a fully fleshed out profile, and the account's been open for more than a few days.

    I think it's a sign of the times... these may be guys who've become so used to app dating that "conversation" looks more like IM speak. Since RJ doesn't have a chat feature, guys use the email like chat.

    I'll try to coax them into being a little more verbal... but if it's just a slurry of 1-to-3 word replies, I get bored.

    That's a very plausible explanation, and may ultimately be the answer. But how do they choose ME, compared to all the rest of you guys?


    Likely it's either that you are selected merely because you are at or near the top of the list of "Who's Online," and there is no selection process of who to send emails to ; or

    these guys are dim bulbs.
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    Sep 11, 2016 2:15 PM GMT
    it is not insincere to just ignore emails, phone calls and whatever. dont worry about it.
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 11, 2016 4:44 PM GMT
    JonSpringon saidI get them... I'll reply if there's a fully fleshed out profile, and the account's been open for more than a few days.

    I think it's a sign of the times... these may be guys who've become so used to app dating that "conversation" looks more like IM speak. Since RJ doesn't have a chat feature, guys use the email like chat.

    I'll try to coax them into being a little more verbal... but if it's just a slurry of 1-to-3 word replies, I get bored.

    Ya. Pretty much the same with me. But if they then ask questions clearly discussed in my profile, I cut them off and delete. Or the email collectors. I don't know who buys email addresses from these people but it seems an awfully inefficient way to get them. How much can they sell my one email address for? Can't be worth the time.
  • FRE0

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    Sep 14, 2016 2:41 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    FRE0 said
    If they have a profile of some sort, I reply. If their email is just "Hi", How have you been keeping?" or "Wassup?", I send a similar response.

    I send nothing. And as I said if they start going on about my good looks, looks they cannot see, I usually block their email. But the ones to whom I don't respond never do a follow-up. Which is kinda telling in itself.

    So how frequently do you get these? I'm starting to get one or two a day. Which kinda concerned me.



    I don't get them often. It varies considerably, but usually less than one per week. Perhaps that's because I have pictures in my profile.
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    Sep 14, 2016 11:29 AM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    But if they then ask questions clearly discussed in my profile, I cut them off and delete.

    I block those. What surprises me is the guys who profess their amorous interests in me, when my RJ profile is very clear that I'm in a monogamous relationship. And states that guys who come on to me like that will get blocked, and possibly reported.

    Either they don't bother to read the profile, or they think they have some information that encourages them to believe I'm not serious about what I wrote there. These guys just joined that day, and gush about how good looking I am (impossible to see and impossible to believe), and act like they think I'm available for sex. The ones from 3rd-World countries often provide an off-site email addy where they want me to reply to them, not through RJ.

    Smells like scam. Maybe dealing through those sites will lead to malware getting into your computer, allowing your banking and other personal info to be hacked. Or pleas from them for money, or immigration sponsorship to the US.

    Fortunately they've stopped the last week or so, following a week of increased activity. It always happens in spurts.
  • rnch

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    Sep 14, 2016 2:42 PM GMT
    If he has a picture(s) and a complete profile; I will give a non-committal reply. Otherwise, I trash him.
  • kew1

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    Sep 14, 2016 11:17 PM GMT
    I occasionally get one from someone who's profile lists his height as 8ft 11inches. I assume they're fake (especially when it also says they have a 28inch chest ,40inch waist and weigh 99lbs).
  • FRE0

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    Sep 16, 2016 2:29 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    customerservice_rj saidHi Guys,

    Send an email to help@realjock.com if you are receiving odd messages from RJ accounts. I'll check them out.

    J

    Thanks Jeff. I just find them annoying, and puzzling. I wonder why they always sound the same, just a 1 or 2-word greeting. No introduction, no background, no explanation, no nothing. That in itself seems strange. And how & why they select me, after only having joined RJ hours earlier.

    I also get some 3rd-World PEs here, almost always from guys who just joined that day. Who apprently don't read my RJ profile, since they make romantic advances to me. And request I contact them through an off-site email addy. Those I immediately block, I presume a prelude to some kind of scam.

    So I wondered if others are getting these same things. If not, then I have some others thoughts about how it's happening to me, that would match a pattern I've observed. But I didn't wanna go off on premature speculations, until I'd learned if these were experienced by others here.


    There are scams from 3rd world countries, mainly Africa but sometimes from other places as well. They often fall in love just about instantly.
  • FRE0

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    Sep 16, 2016 2:32 AM GMT
    kew1 saidI occasionally get one from someone who's profile lists his height as 8ft 11inches. I assume they're fake (especially when it also says they have a 28inch chest ,40inch waist and weigh 99lbs).


    Some of them are unfamiliar with our olde English system of weights and measures. Even so, with minimal effort, they could figure it out.
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    Sep 19, 2016 5:52 PM GMT
    Hahaha - you mean these letters that start out something like this:

    Hello! I am Pedro (or Ahmed, or Mahesh, or Hang-Lee). I want to be in love. What are you looking for, Papi? I long to meet you and get to know all about you! I want to please you! What you say? What you doing right now?

  • winwin

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    Oct 09, 2016 3:45 AM GMT
    I got quite a few of them and obviously they were all fakes. I usually ignore them.
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    Oct 09, 2016 4:54 AM GMT
    Well thanks, guys. It's reassuring to know I'm not alone in this, not being targeted personally. Why I posted to ask you guys here.

    But still annoying that any of us get subjected to it. I wonder why it happens? How do these people find this site, and us personally? Within a few hours of their joining, in some cases?
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    Oct 09, 2016 5:08 AM GMT
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