LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A wedding planner to the stars says her phone has been ringing off the hook for the past two years, but many of the calls aren’t for planning services.
Kristeen LaBrot tells CBS2’s Brittney Hopper that she’s received calls from patrons of Lowe’s Home Improvement stores for installation services after the retail chain inadvertently published her number on some business cards.READ MORE: 29-Year-Old Mesa Verde Man Faces Felony Arson Charges
The deviation of one digit has led her to receive calls in the middle of the night, some as early as 3:30 a.m.
“It’s jarring,” she said.
LaBrot says the mistaken calls originate from out of state; specifically, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.READ MORE: Childcare Crisis: Pandemic Closures Cause Economic Ripple Effect
In an email sent to LaBrot, the store says in part: “It appears some business cards were printed with the number of our Central Production Office incorrectly and distributed to some stores in the North Carolina area.”
Although LaBrot was told the problem had been remedied, she says the calls keep coming.
“They’re asking me about their fences, their dishwashers, their stoves, windows,” she explains.MORE NEWS: Teenager Struck By Vehicle In Seal Beach
Meanwhile, when asked why she doesn’t just change her number, she said: “To have to rebrand myself with a new number on all of these different websites and printed materials. I advertise online and print. It’s not just as easy to say, ‘Here’s my new number.’ “