I 'stole' my domain name (in a they didn't bother to renew the domain name in time sort of way...).
In my defence the address is my real name and I already had the .net / .co.uk and .org domain names just not the .com
Found out 1h after registering and sorting out the email that it was owned by a Developer/Real Estate agent in Canada before me.
I gave up responding after 6 months or so of contacting the senders to inform them I'm not the person they are looking for. Also telling them they should use the telephone to contact the guy and get his new address!
After a few months I got bored and I started to reply to emails about a particular $1,000,000 development for a conservative party member they were trying to get a tender for:
Love the plans for the project. Client has a couple of alterations.
Can you amend the plans to include:
Large 4ft deep jacuzzi in the living room.
'Adult' Games room in basement. (wants the place soundproofed and optional "adult dungeon" fixtures and fittings with a double bed down there.)
Oh can you fit celling to floor French doors in the toilets facing the decking at the fount of the house. (prospective buyer is a pit of a perv..)
[insert my name here]
Was not really surprised it took them nearly 4 weeks to notice I wasn't the developer in Canada but a guy in the UK (Well I did tell them 2 or 3 times before this I wasn't their guy!)
I still get emails about projects, prospective site availability and invitations to the Canadian conservative party conferences every once and a while but they get spammed and trashed.