Woman Given Elon Musk's Old Phone Number Inundated With Calls And Messages For Him
A woman who was assigned an old phone number belonging by AT&T to Elon Musk says she's received hundreds of messages and calls for the billionaire.
Twenty-five-year-old Lyndsay Tucker, from San Jose in California, says she hadn't even heard of the Space X boss until she was randomly given his old number a couple of years ago.
Not long after being given the recycled number, Tucker said she started to get calls and messages intended for him... a lot of calls and messages.
"And my mom's jaw just dropped."
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Tucker has since found out that the number used to be registered to Musk and says she now receives, on average, at least three calls or texts intended for him every day.
As you can imagine, when Musk says something controversial or newsworthy - which he does on a fairly regular basis - Tucker's phone quickly becomes inundated.
Tucker told the news outlet: "Whenever I see his name pop up in the news, I'm like, 'OK, I have to actually learn what he said because, chances are, someone is going to message me about it or call me about it'.
"Even though I find it funny most of the time, it does get irritating sometimes when it's like call after call after call."
Over the past couple of years, Tucker says she's received all manner of messages, from people asking for a job, or offering to fly into space to sending over the blueprint for a bionic arm. She's even had former Walt Disney executive John Lasseter reaching out to 'Musk' to praise him for his new Tesla.
When it comes to dealing with these calls and messages, Tucker has the patience most of us couldn't even dream of, and in a stream of messages seen by NPR she can be calmly seen explaining to people that the number no longer belongs to Musk and she has no link or affiliation to him or his businesses.
NPR contacted Musk (via email, in case you're wondering) and he replied: "Wow. That number is so old! I'm surprised it's still out there somewhere."
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