How did you receive the messages? Through your brand new email address or the old one that you looked at and opened? Were they out of the blue messages and you are not a member of ancestry?
Or was it through ancestry account that you joined? When did you join if so? Before or after you were scammed?
If you registered an ancestry account, did you use your new email address to open it?
Does ancestry have a separate app used on phone or pc?
If you joined ancestry (or any other website out there for that matter):
You may want to consider some of the implications to privacy when you open yourself up the the entire world.
I believe that you can set privacy to private (nobody can see your contact information) or public (open to the world.)
Also consider who else will get your information from ancestry when you agree to their terms of service.
Perhaps they reserve the right to sell your information to other companies??
Data leaks do occur online, so you should consider this as well.
Here are a few articles and a link to ancestry blog that might answer some of the other questions you may have,
You'll have to do your own research and make your own decisions on whether you want to open yourself up. share, and give away very personal information of yours when in contact with complete strangers to you or not.https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-n ... ts-n824776https://now.tufts.edu/articles/pulling- ... stry-testshttps://eu.azcentral.com/story/news/loc ... 831431001/https://www.newsweek.com/genetic-tests- ... rns-723091https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/201 ... cestrydna/