Amazon Freaked a Whole Bunch of People Out With a Baby Registry Email

Amazon Freaked a Whole Bunch of People Out With a Baby Registry Email

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Tara Bellucci
Sep 20, 2017
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Emails from Amazon are usually good things: Your order has shipped, someone sent you a gift card, and the like. Tuesday afternoon, however, one email sent to multiple customers by mistake had people scratching their heads and questioning whether the online retail giant knew something they didn't.

Around 4:30 pm ET yesterday, several people took to Twitter to share that they got an email from Amazon announcing someone purchased an item from their baby registry. The thing is, many of the people didn't have a current registry, or a even baby. Some were questioning whether Amazon knew something they didn't, or if it was some cruel joke.

People wondered whether it was a sophisticated phishing scheme, but the company later confirmed that it was an actual email, sent in error. Amazon told Money that the email was sent due to a technical glitch, but declined to answer how many people received the email.

Around six hours later, Amazon sent an apology email, which Mashable posted:

(Image credit: via Mashable)

Did you get an email? How did you react?

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