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I know that that Dan can not control what happens on his website and social media, at least not entirely, obviously. However I had an extremely disturbing incident happen to me, someone contacted me who said that he got my number from my WhatsApp profile on the dansdeals WhatsApp group that I was in. He then proceeded to try and engage me in conversation. I'm a pretty savvy guy when it comes to these things, i'm well aware of how phishing and scamming work, and I only engaged with him because I was trying to see if I could fish out some information to identify him to the community. over the course of the conversation which I have screenshots of, it became extremely clear that this person was very practiced at his craft and knew exactly how to try and coax me into his game without ever revealing anything personal about himself.

Although the incident was very disturbing, I chalked it up to Total randomness. however I then found out that a friend of mine had something similar happen to him, and my wife told me last night that she was contacted by someone in a similar manner she just ended the conversation quickly and did not engage.

That means that three separate people that I know of first-hand were contacted by people scouring these chats. Me and my wife are in different dansdeals groups. I'm somewhat leery of posting the screenshots of the chat here. If someone who works for the website or Dan can message me from his personal account I will be happy to share them with him. I think that you should be aware that this is happening and I think that then maybe you should post a blog post about it.

When they say the internet is a dangerous place they are not kidding. to be completely honest I actually did want to post the screenshots even though they are disturbing and even though I am obsessed with total internet anonymity and I would blur my number and the number of the person who this is coming from, but my wife was even more nervous than me and she asked me to err on the side of caution here and not post it.

EDIT: decided to post it, see my post below
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Re: How to contact Dan? Very disturbing incident on Dansdeals social media
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 12:16:55 PM »
Dan was worried the whatsapp group will be abused
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Re: How to contact Dan? Very disturbing incident on Dansdeals social media
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 12:19:54 PM »
What type of info was he looking for?

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Re: How to contact Dan? Very disturbing incident on Dansdeals social media
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 12:20:49 PM »
FINALLY!!! A thread that will get more attention then the all the political ones
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Re: How to contact Dan? Very disturbing incident on Dansdeals social media
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 12:24:15 PM »
What type of info was he looking for?
you know what, the hell with it I'm just going to post the screenshot. A couple of things to note, with my wife the conversation started off with the person pretending to be interested in my wife professionally, he claimed he was a headhunter and that she found her LinkedIn profile and she was a nurse and he was interested in a phone conversation with her, but the conversation got weird And she picked up something was wrong. Unfortunately I don't have screenshots as she deleted it. with my friend he reported that the conversation was more of a financial scam, I don't have screenshots of his either. In case you're wondering that picture is a stock photo I got off of Google after googling random picture stock photo of woman.

https://snipboard.io/85m7wO.jpg
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Re: How to contact Dan? Very disturbing incident on Dansdeals social media
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2020, 12:28:58 PM »


Dan doesn’t read PMs. So send him a PM
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Re: How to contact Dan? Very disturbing incident on Dansdeals social media
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2020, 12:37:45 PM »
you know what, the hell with it I'm just going to post the screenshot. A couple of things to note, with my wife the conversation started off with the person pretending to be interested in my wife professionally, he claimed he was a headhunter and that she found her LinkedIn profile and she was a nurse and he was interested in a phone conversation with her, but the conversation got weird And she picked up something was wrong. Unfortunately I don't have screenshots as she deleted it. with my friend he reported that the conversation was more of a financial scam, I don't have screenshots of his either. In case you're wondering that picture is a stock photo I got off of Google after googling random picture stock photo of woman.

https://snipboard.io/85m7wO.jpg
Please tell me how you make such a  long screenshot
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Re: How to contact Dan? Very disturbing incident on Dansdeals social media
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2020, 12:43:59 PM »
Please tell me how you make such a  long screenshot
it's a feature called scrolling screenshot on my galaxy s9, it's the first phone i ever had that has that feature, so idk if it's on all android phones or not.

ps wife told me after i just spoke with her a friend had a similar incident happen to her.

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Re: How to contact Dan? Very disturbing incident on Dansdeals social media
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2020, 12:44:12 PM »
Dan was worried the whatsapp group will be abused
That's why I was never onboard with Whatsapp groups. This is sick.
I'm so sorry :(
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Re: How to contact Dan? Very disturbing incident on Dansdeals social media
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2020, 12:45:51 PM »
This can and happens on any WA group, set your profile pic to only be seen to contacts....

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Re: How to contact Dan? Very disturbing incident on Dansdeals social media
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2020, 12:46:39 PM »
This can and happens on any WA group, set your profile pic to only be seen to contacts....

ya, i changed mine and my wifes last night. but just so you know, i'm on whatsapp for YEARS, im a tech guy (not bragging, just who i am and have always been) and was one of the first people on whatsapp, same with gmail, etc, etc. in all the years i have been on whatsapp, and many many groups i am in, neither me or my wife ever had an experience like this until now.

btw, i and my wife left dansdeals whatsapp, and joined the telegram channel, which is way more security conscious.

highly recommend everyone do the same, tbh.

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Re: How to contact Dan? Very disturbing incident on Dansdeals social media
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2020, 12:53:38 PM »
Craziness.
Three different incidents from three different numbers or is it the same guy/number contacting all three?

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Re: How to contact Dan? Very disturbing incident on Dansdeals social media
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2020, 12:59:46 PM »
This can and happens on any WA group, set your profile pic to only be seen to contacts....

Or do as I and many others do. No profile picture and no name in my profile. My profile has my phone number as my name.
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Re: How to contact Dan? Very disturbing incident on Dansdeals social media
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2020, 01:02:17 PM »
you know what, the hell with it I'm just going to post the screenshot. A couple of things to note, with my wife the conversation started off with the person pretending to be interested in my wife professionally, he claimed he was a headhunter and that she found her LinkedIn profile and she was a nurse and he was interested in a phone conversation with her, but the conversation got weird And she picked up something was wrong. Unfortunately I don't have screenshots as she deleted it. with my friend he reported that the conversation was more of a financial scam, I don't have screenshots of his either. In case you're wondering that picture is a stock photo I got off of Google after googling random picture stock photo of woman.

https://snipboard.io/85m7wO.jpg
Why did (s)he think you were a woman if you had a pic of yourself in your profile?

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Re: How to contact Dan? Very disturbing incident on Dansdeals social media
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2020, 01:03:04 PM »
btw, i and my wife left dansdeals whatsapp
Which dansdeals whatsapp group are you referring to?
I'm not aware of any active ones.

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