I once received an e-mail from “Sarah Silverman,” a comedian I like but have never done anything to associate myself with (follow on Twitter, go to one of her shows, etc.) , telling me that she appreciates my support, thought I wrote some interesting stuff on social media, etc. Nothing much more than that, so I wrote her back and thanked her. Well, this started a series of innocent emails, really insubstantial commonplace remarks such as you’d engage a stranger with, until she invited me to be her guest at a nearby show. Around this point, I asked her why she was getting in touch with me, did she contact all her fans out of the blue like this, and got no response, just another “Can you come to my show–it’s on such and such a date at this club.”
LSS, I searched her and found out that she used her middle initial on her actual public email, and wrote to “Sarah Silverman” asking some pointed questions about her “other” email address, at which point the emails promptly stopped.
I’m not quite figuring out where this scam would have ended had I kept going. Where do you suppose? Have you ever heard of a scam like this, a minor celebrity reaching out to his or her fans?
“Sarah K. Silverman” btw never responded to my asking her if she knew of this “Sarah Silverman” contacting people.