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An Ontario woman got more than she bargained for when she bought a pair of the iconic Stanley drinking glasses.

Wilmot Township resident Tracy Kampfersek ordered them as Valentine’s Day gifts for herself and her daughter.

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Since making that purchase last Tuesday, he’s gotten messages from people all over the country saying their Stanley orders were delivered to their homes, even though they never were.

It all started when Kampfersek received a call identifying himself as someone who had ordered a Stanley cup for his girlfriend as a Valentine’s Day gift.

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“My phone started ringing,” he recalled. “I never answer my phone, but this number kept calling.”

The man then told her that his package had been delivered to his home.

Kampfersek told him it wasn’t and the only glasses he had were two he ordered for himself and his daughter for Valentine’s Day.

Over the next hours and days, there were knocks on her door, UPS workers looking for packages that had accidentally dropped off, and Facebook messages from strangers explaining similar mix-ups.

Through these social media conversations, Kampfersecklearned customers were mistakenly given his tracking number. So it could be seen that their packages were being delivered to his house.

Stanley’s customers used this tracking information to get his address and personal information from UPS, who contacted him in the first place.

Then the panic started.

Kampferseck wondered how many more could be involved.

“They said there are 91 open investigations […] It’s about my tracking number,” Kampfersek explained, referring to one of the conversations he told them after a stranger wondered where the UPS package had gone. “So that’s when people showed up at my door. I’m very worried. Or the truck driver stole my luggage. I don’t know at all.”

Kampferseck contacted a UPS representative based in Kitchener, Ont.

He said the employee launched an internal investigation after receiving confusing calls with his tracking information from people as far away as Newfoundland.

Kampferseck did not hear back from Stanley, the maker of the tracking numbers.

“I’ve been calling them every day asking for an update and they just told me over the phone that it’s under investigation and someone will get back to me,” he said.

CTV News Kitchener contacted representatives from both UPS and Stanley, including Stanley’s parent company, PMI Worldwide.

UPS said it was investigating the situation. CTV News did not receive a response from Stanley as of Monday afternoon.

Kampferseck said he has to give the Stanley Cup to his daughter before Valentine’s Day, so he should be open with his family about the ongoing fiasco, even if Kampferseck himself needs some time to drink.

“It literally sat on my island for two days and I washed it and put it to use because I was so pissed off about the whole situation.”

Kampferseck continues to wait for answers from Stanley about how many people received his tracking numbers, as well as an explanation from UPS about why his personal information was released.

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