How Many Carolyn Capalbo’s are there Anyway?

Posted by Carolyn A. Capalbo on Thursday, June 18th, 2009 at 10:09pm.

Apparently, there are four Carolyn Capalbos currently in the United States, but one is particularly famous. Here is my tale about how another Carolyn Capalbo and her daughter are impacting my life.

Let's go back to March 12, 2008. My husband Steve and I were enjoying a late afternoon snack of wings at Glory Days in Gainesville, while the kids were doing extra-curricular activities at school. My phone started ringing off the hook, even a bit more than usual (my phone rings constantly). Anyway, I picked up on one of the calls and answered the phone like I always do: "Hi this is Carolyn." The woman on the other side asked if this was Carolyn Capalbo, and I said yes. Then she asked me if I was Ashley's mother. Now I am wondering who in the world is Ashley? I told her no. She proceeded to ask me all sorts of questions regarding Ashley.

As coincidence would have it, one of my daughter's friends is named Ashley. I started to worry—what if Ashley was hurt and the woman on the other end had gotten my number from my daughter to get help for Ashley? As the nurturing mom that I am, I asked if Ashley was okay. Then I asked if Ashley was with my daughter. The woman then told me that my daughter was Ashley and that she was in trouble. I told her that my daughter was not Ashley, and that she was at school and could not be in trouble. Then she asked me if Ashley was 22 and if I was 46. I thought that this was the weirdest question and I was getting quite annoyed. The New York in me was coming out.

I told her my daughter was 15 and I was not 46, yet. I asked her who the heck she was and why was she asking me about my daughter. She then stated that she was with the Wall Street Journal and that I was obviously not the Carolyn Capalbo she was looking for. She told me to expect a flood of phone calls because a story had just broken revealing the identity of the prostitute that destroyed the career of New York Governor Elliot Spitzer. She was not kidding. I received phone calls from NBC Nightly News, ABC News, CBS News, multiple sources of the Associated Press, the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Inquiries on my website rose dramatically. The press had even contacted my Broker's office and questioned agents from my office looking for information regarding Ashley Dupre. The most frustrating thing for me was that teachers at my children's school were asking my kids if they had a half sister or sister that was in the news.

Business associates and acquaintances shyly asked me if I had a child from a previous marriage, or an older child. Some even gave me pitiful and sympathetic glances. Even today, people wonder and probably think that this girl Ashley is related to me.

To set the record straight, I am not in any way shape or form related to Ashley Dupre. There are 4 (per one of the Associated Press members that called me) Carolyn Capalbo's in the U.S.

Prior to Ashley's episode with the Governor, I could Google my name and I would appear first. Now the first thing that people see is the other Carolyn Capalbo in a bikini—not the professional image that I am looking for!

I recently had lunch with one of my lending partners, and her manager had asked about me and wondered if I had a notorious daughter. Another agent called me this week and asked how it felt to have an infamous daughter. This is over a year past the whole incident. I don't have a famous or infamous daughter! I wonder how many other people out there that I work with and talk to on a daily basis think that I am embroiled somehow in this sordid scandal.

Anyway, that is my tale of woe. If anyone has a solution to kick her off the top of the Google search, so my professional real estate site and image can reclaim the number one position, I'd appreciate your help.

Carolyn Capalbo, Northern Virginia REALTOR®

Carolyn Capalbo,
Northern Virginia REALTOR®

 

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18 Responses to "How Many Carolyn Capalbo’s are there Anyway?"

Carolyn Capalbo | Northern Virginia Real Estate Professional wrote: [...]Capalbo does not equal Carolyn Capalbo(so as not to be confused by Lady Mondegreen).

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Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 8:54pm.

Carolyn Capalbo | Northern Virginia Real Estate Professional wrote: [...]Capalbo does not equal Carolyn Capalbo(so as not to be confused by Lady Mondegreen).

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Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 9:11pm.

Carolyn Capalbo wrote: [...]Capalbo is protecting her online reputation
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Posted on Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 12:17pm.

ZApi wrote: [...]Dupree’s mom. Can you see where this is going? Online Reputation Management Trainwreck. Let me have her tell it to you in her own words. You can see at the bottom of the post that she is asking for anyone to help her regain her[...]

Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 9:52am.

Carolyn Capalbo | Las Vegas Real Estate Blog wrote: [...]Northern Virginia.  Any time she meets with a potential client, chances are the client is going to “Google” her name and this client will be viewing all these articles portraying Carolyn as the mother of Ashley[...]

Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 12:54pm.

Getting My Name Back wrote: [...]that know me know that there's another Carolyn Capalbo out there; one with a notorious daughter. This little fact has complicated my life, particularly[...]

Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 1:47pm.

Will the Real Carolyn Capalbo Please Stand Up | Classic Homes Northwest wrote: [...]Blog and Eric Blackwell was writing about a fellow Keller Williams Realtor® in Northern Virginia Carolyn Capalbo.
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Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 2:13pm.

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Posted on Sunday, May 30th, 2010 at 9:02pm.

Carolyn Capalbo Is A REALTOR In Northern Virginia That Needs Your Help | Online Marketing Services for Realtors wrote: [...]you google Carolyn Capalbo, you get the results of the other women. 
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Posted on Monday, May 31st, 2010 at 5:04pm.

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Carolyn Capalbo - Northern Virginia Realtor wrote: [...]The confusion could
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Posted on Sunday, June 6th, 2010 at 7:51pm.

Carolyn Capalbo - Northern Virginia Realtor wrote: [...]The confusion could
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Posted on Sunday, June 6th, 2010 at 8:28pm.

Carolyn Capalbo @ Gulf Shores wrote: I thought I saw Carolyn Capalbo on the Beach today!

Posted on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 8:31pm.

Carolyn Capalbo @ Orange Beach wrote: Yes, Carolyn Capalbo was seen in Orange Beach as well!

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Mary Yonkers wrote: Carolyn--My heart goes out to you & your family as you deal with difficult situation. "But for the grace of God there go I" is one of my favorite sayings. I am sure that this has tested you & your family, but I am sure that you will get through it a stronger person and family.
Mary

Posted on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 at 5:18pm.

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Would the real Carolyn Capalbo please stand up? « lakesinclair wrote: [...]Lisa Udy recently wrote
Carolyn Capalbo Is A REALTOR In Northern Virginia That Needs Your Help
And while all of us take precautions of not having our identity stolen, Carolyn Capalbo had hers invaded by having the same name as someone else.
As a real estate broker I have to have my name and my cell phone number and my office number “out there” for everyone to find.  And nearly two years ago, September 2008, my name and cell number were comprised to the point I had to actually change my cell phone number.  In the end, what likely began as a prank cost me time and money to fix.
Someone took my name, my office address and my cell phone number and went on the Internet (and they happened to be going through a out of the country server) and played havoc with me.  I was enrolled in multiple book clubs, cd clubs, had people driving an hour to my office to give me quotes on sodding my yard, and my cell phone, well it rang so much it nearly blew up.  I finally had to actually change my cell phone number to stop it.  Imagine… all the time it took me to go to all the web sites and change my cell phone number, not to mention calling all my clients (past and current) to inform them of the change.  Oh and the cost of ordering new signs, new business cards, new stationary and note cards.  And imagine that in the middle of this time period boxes upon boxes of books and cds I didn’t order started to arrive at my office.  And imagine service man after service man showing up at my office to give me quotes I didn’t order.  Of course I also had to make a police report to accompany the returned boxes of books and cds.  Multiple trips to the post office, to the sheriff’s department.  And furthermore during this senseless crisis in my life I was actually dealing with a real life family crisis.  My husband had major surgery and was home recovering for 3 months before he could return to work.  He couldn’t drive himself to therapy for the first 8 weeks.  My life was a living hell for about 90 days.
But in about 90 days, with a new cell phone number, lots of changed signs and lots of angry vendors that I didn’t call or order from turned away my ordeal came to an end and I got on with my life.
Carolyn Capalbo had her name identity crisis start about the same time and unfortunately is still dealing with it.  You see if you Googled her name  you didn’t get Carolyn Capalbo, Realtor in Northern Virginia, you got someone else.  Someone who happened to be the parent of a girl who got involved in a scandle that made national news.  Today, nearly two years later, while her Google rankings are begining to get better, they are still all mixed and intertwined with scandle.
So if you’re looking to find out who was sleeping with the mayor of New York, don’t call her, it wasn’t her daughter.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 at 10:19am.

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