I received a very interesting email from Richmond Highway Patrol in Australia. Apparently, some guy has decided my Gmail address is his (he’s not the first one) but this one is extremely naughty.
Firstly, the email comes with a disclaimer. Does anyone believe this is worth anything to anyone or is just blah-blah?
This email and any attachments may be confidential and contain privileged information. It is intended for the addressee only. If you are not the intended recipient you must not use, disclose, copy or distribute this communication. Confidentiality or privilege are not waived or lost by reason of the mistaken delivery to you. If you have received this message in error, please delete and notify the sender.
Anyway, it seems that my namesake was tugged in October this year for driving under the influence of drugs, namely cocaine and cannabis. Driving, according to the police report sent to me, that was below the standard expected of people.
This lawbreaker was caught and decided to use my Gmail address – which I’ve had since 2003 – for the police to correspond with him. Or me. Or both. Since he’s done that, I can also understand the reason that Bridgestone of Ballina is emailing me.
Does he not realise something is wrong when no emails come to him?
As I am a nice person, I responded to the police officer who sent the email to the accused. Or thought he did.
You might want to present this to my namesake in person; I hope you have his real address. While it is not a crime to give someone else’s email address, I am sure you can find something else to prosecute him for.
I also added:
Do tell him that he should have been there in 2003 when I secured the Gmail account for my use, not his. If I can plead guilty for him via email, I am happy to do so.
I should have signed off with “Boomshanka.”
The police officer has not had the decency to reply and thank me for replying to the best email ever where someone else used my email address. There is more than one person who does so – in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand.