Sie wird Anrufe und Texte für Elon Musk erhalten. Einige sind ziemlich seltsam

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Sie wird Anrufe und Texte für Elon Musk erhalten. Einige sind ziemlich seltsam

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A pair years in the past, Lyndsay Tucker began receiving texts and requires Tesla and SpaceX chief authorities Elon Musk. It appears AT&T randomly reassigned his archaic amount to Tucker. She assures of us she would now not work for Musk or his corporations. Jessica Chou for NPR masks caption

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A pair years in the past, Lyndsay Tucker began receiving texts and requires Tesla and SpaceX chief authorities Elon Musk. It appears AT&T randomly reassigned his archaic amount to Tucker. She assures of us she would now not work for Musk or his corporations.

Jessica Chou for NPR

There are fairly a couple of of us making an attempt to obtain star entrepreneur Elon Musk. As soon as in the intervening time, although, they arrive by Lyndsay Tucker, a 25-three hundred and sixty 5 days-archaic skincare guide.

Tucker, who works at a Sephora magnificence retailer in San Jose, Calif., had by no means heard of the Tesla and SpaceX founder and CEO until a pair years in the past, when she started fielding a gentle circulation of calls and textual content messages meant for him.

“I requested my mother, ‘Hiya, I retain getting these textual content messages’ — and I flip into as soon as additionally now initiating to come back by cell phone calls — ‘for this man Elon Musk. I invent now now not know who proper here is,’ ” Tucker acknowledged. “And my mother’s jaw good dropped.”

Seems, Tucker’s cell phone amount historic to be registered to Musk. On any given day, she receives at the least three calls or texts meant for Musk, whom she has by no means met.

When advised of the visitors to his former amount, Elon Musk, founding father of SpaceX, acknowledged: “That amount is so archaic! I am stunned it is composed out there throughout the market someplace.” Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images masks caption

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When advised of the visitors to his former amount, Elon Musk, founding father of SpaceX, acknowledged: “That amount is so archaic! I am stunned it is composed out there throughout the market someplace.”

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If the maverick billionaire provokes a scandal, as he is wont to invent, her cell phone blows up with a torrent of messages. (Stout disclosure: I reached out to Musk for the interval of a mode of controversies, when he threatened to sue the California county that’s dwelling to Tesla’s manufacturing plant over its coronavirus-linked restrictions. In its put, I acquired Tucker.)

She has accidentally intercepted mighty extra sharp calls than mine, on the other hand. One lady volunteered to scuttle to find out with SpaceX. One other specific individual despatched a blueprint for a bionic limb. “Which is, No. 1, truly chilly,” Tucker acknowledged. “Nonetheless I invent now now not have any perception the map it is constructed.”

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A South African businessman requested about procuring for 1,000 vans. The Inside Income Service often called a couple of refined tax subject.

“I believed I had messed one factor up,” Tucker acknowledged about that decision. “It flip into as soon as a large discount they weren’t procuring for me.”

Worn Walt Disney authorities John Lasseter texted regarding the Tesla he supplied, calling it a “supreme automobile!!!” and including, “The self driving is a day trip!”

“I truly ended up going to the an identical school as his son,” Tucker acknowledged of Lasseter.

“I acquired to seek the advice of with with him and apologized for by no means messaging his father again,” she acknowledged. “We ended up laughing about it.”

Lately, Jeff Gold, an Atlanta-space inventor, who did alternate with Musk throughout the 1990s, despatched a textual content about some coronavirus have a look at.

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“He gave me his amount an awfully very very long time in the past,” Gold acknowledged. “I good went on and tracked down the appropriate amount and resent my textual content.”

Public recordsdata show masks that Tucker’s amount flip into as soon as as soon as linked to a dwelling Musk supplied and offered years in the past in Palo Alto, Calif. After Musk eliminated the amount, AT&T randomly reassigned it to Tucker. Nonetheless on-line, the amount took on a lifetime of its get. It flip into as soon as replicated on dozens of itemizing websites as Musk’s up to date digits.

“At any time after I peek his decide pop up throughout the particulars, I am love, ‘OK, I even should truly study what he acknowledged as a result of chances are, any person goes to message me about it or title me about it,'” Tucker acknowledged. “Regardless of the reality that I achieve it comedian as a rule, it does come by annoying assuredly when it is love title after title after title.” Jessica Chou for NPR masks caption

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“At any time after I peek his decide pop up throughout the particulars, I am love, ‘OK, I even should truly study what he acknowledged as a result of chances are, any person goes to message me about it or title me about it,'” Tucker acknowledged. “Regardless of the reality that I achieve it comedian as a rule, it does come by annoying assuredly when it is love title after title after title.”

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NPR reached out to Musk to stare whether or not or now now not he knew about his long-misplaced amount. He responded with a transient email correspondence.

“Wow,” Musk acknowledged. “That amount is so archaic! I am stunned it is composed out there throughout the market someplace.”

A few of these that texted Tucker acknowledged Musk himself equipped the amount to them. When NPR requested Musk whether or not or now now not he gave out that amount to of us he flip into as soon as making an attempt to dodge, he did now now not reply.

Nonetheless of us manufacture the amount, it is often as a lot as Tucker to persuade them she is now now not Musk.

“They’re saying, ‘Oh, how invent I do know you doubtlessly might perchance very successfully be now now not Elon?’ ” she acknowledged. “And so they by shock want proof that I am now now not him although they’re clearly speaking to a girl on the cell phone.”

The incessant calls and texts provide Tucker a uncommon window into the lifetime of the flamboyant tech CEO, a notify she finds “enjoyable.” But assuredly it might perchance really feel love a plump-time job.

Tucker, who can be an aspiring actress and has listed her contact information on dozens of résumés, is defending the cell phone amount. Jessica Chou for NPR masks caption

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Tucker, who can be an aspiring actress and has listed her contact information on dozens of résumés, is defending the cell phone amount.

Jessica Chou for NPR

“At any time after I peek his decide pop up throughout the particulars, I am love, ‘OK, I even should truly study what he acknowledged as a result of, chances are, any person goes to message me about it or title me about it,’ ” Tucker acknowledged. “Regardless of the reality that I achieve it comedian as a rule, it does come by annoying assuredly when it is love title after title after title.”

She intends to retain the amount, since she’s an aspiring actress with a group of contacts who know her by these digits.

Nonetheless she acknowledges that her ability to reply to your whole Musk calls and texts changes by the day.

To of us who coronary heart of consideration on it is Musk ignoring them, Tucker has a message.

“I am sorry. As soon as in the intervening time I invent now now not reply if I am having a tricky day. So in case you did not come by a response, it is doubtlessly me, now now not him,” she acknowledged. “Set now now not really feel too let down.”

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