Not sure who was trying to pry too much, but some people here are genuinely trying to reach out and offering private message strings as a courtesy. But if someone was already asking for or offering email addresses, you should relate that to the ambassadors. The ambassadors are volunteers that keep things clean and safe here. Occasionally, a troll tries to join and get what they can, but they don’t survive here long.
I’m sorry you had a negative experience right from the start. I’ve been a member not quite a year and I have not had anything negative yet. I have reported a couple of trolls, though. I hope you can settle in and enjoy your time here going forward.