About six weeks ago, I got an email reminding me of an appointment to have my Nissan Altima serviced.
I don’t have a Nissan Altima – figured it was some sort of scam (something new every day), and punted it into the trash.
Then I got another, this time for a Nissan Pathfinder. And more, for other Nissans (but mostly Altimas, Pathfinders and Sentras) – none of which I have.
The names on the accounts change, but the dealer is always the same – Robbie Woodall Nissan in Danville VA.
I suspect I know what’s happening; poorly-designed software at the dealership service desk demands an email address and the advisor is just using firstname.lastname@example.org without bothering to think that it might be a real address (In the 1980s pharmacy software demanded a date of birth even for cash customers so 11/11/11 became the popular birthdate).
But it is a real address – it’s my address – and the volume is growing. I forward a couple of the emails to the service manager down there but apparently he doesn’t read his email.