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Sorry, bud, wrong Scott Simpson.


I got an email at work today from a car dealership.

Ray Catena Lexus in Larchmont, New York wrote to welcome me to the eVIP program for service on my Lexus Rx350.
They even had the VIN# for my Lexus.
Problem is ... I don't have a Lexus.
So, I called Doug in the service department to let him know. Nice guy. He was puzzled.
I gave him the last few numbers of the VIN. He looked it up in the customer files, and found that the purchaser's name is indeed Scott Simpson. But that Scott Simpson's email address was somethingorother at aol.com. It wasn't anything close to my email address.
I'm baffled. I don't know how this could happen.
And, come to think of it, I've been getting other New York-related email for months. I somehow got on a mailing list for New York Magazine. I don't think I ever signed up for that, either.
Anyway, to the New York Scott Simpson with the fancy Lexus -- good luck on your service. Congratulations on your achievement. Lemme know if you figure out why I now have your VIN.

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  1. That Scott Simpson Is right here. I was searching the net for my name and stumbled on this. I live in Westchester NY and the Lexus dealership you're talking about is where I bought mine.

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  2. Small world, eh? Any idea how they would've sent me your stuff? I'm sort of stumped. It's always nice to get mail, but a bit unnerving to get mail that's clearly for someone else. Did the dealership give you any hint that your VIN had been emailed out to a stranger?
    Cheers!

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