A 25-year-old skincare guide will get a number of textual content messages and calls every day meant for Tesla CEO Elon Musk, all as a result of AT&T assigned her the billionaire’s outdated cellphone quantity.
Lyndsay Tucker, who works at a Sephora in San Jose, Calif., was unwittingly given Musk’s outdated digits as a school pupil. All of the sudden, she started receiving a gradual stream of messages and calls from individuals everywhere in the world making an attempt to succeed in the tech entrepreneur.
“I requested my mother, ‘Hey, I preserve getting these textual content messages’ — and I used to be additionally now beginning to get cellphone calls — ‘for this man Elon Musk. I don’t know who that is,’” Tucker informed NPR about her ordeal. “And my mother’s jaw simply dropped.”
Screenshots supplied by Tucker to NPR present fielding messages on a variety of matters, from bionic limbs to questions on job openings at Tesla.
One bold texter determined to textual content “Elon” instantly to seek out out “how I can buy that ATV you confirmed off throughout the CyberTruck reveal.”
Tucker’s response: “Sorry buddy this isn’t Elon Musk’s quantity and isn’t in any manner affiliated with him.”
Certainly, even high-profile names have popped up on her cellphone, with former Disney Animation government John Lasseter reaching out to say the Tesla he purchased was a “magnificent automotive!!!”
When informed by NPR that his quantity had been reassigned and was nonetheless receiving messages meant for him, Musk responded “wow.”
“That quantity is so outdated!,” he mentioned. “I’m stunned it’s nonetheless on the market someplace.”
Tucker mentioned that she doesn’t plan on eliminating the quantity, although her capacity to answer messages for Musk varies by the day.
“Typically I don’t reply if I’m having a tough day. So when you didn’t get a response, it’s in all probability me, not him,” she mentioned. “Don’t really feel too let down.”