For the past two weeks I have been receiving a constant stream of e-mails from several auto-shipping companies in the US sending quotes to a so-called Kassandra Me to ship her Chevy Tahoe from Ohio to Texas, and it has been driving me up the wall. Finally one came through today which included a phone number that Kassandra had provided as a contact, so I decided to confront the issue and ask her to stop mis-using my e-mail address (if I can at least stop one person from doing so, that will be… a small percentage of the battle won (you would not believe the number of people that keep using my e-mail address as if it were theirs).
Upon calling the number and asking for Kassandra, the woman who answered was as baffled as I was. I explained the situation to her and she said that she had started receiving calls about the same auto shipping in the past two weeks, leading us to believe that whoever is asking for these quotes is using my e-mail and her phone number as dummy details.
This is just one in a long string of mis-uses of my e-mail address, either intentionally, or, God help us, because someone else thinks that they have my e-mail address. Other recent ones have been someone signing up for cable TV and internet in Minnesota, someone ordering mountaineering equipment in Wyoming, someone exhausting their mobile phone data plan in North Carolina, and someone signing up for Huawei Cloud service, and these are just the tip of the iceberg.