by: KIRO 7 News Staff Updated:
Many people online – both women and men – said they received notices Tuesday about gifts being purchased for their baby registry.
Problem is, in many cases the people who received the noticed said they didn’t have a registry – or weren’t even pregnant.
“We are notifying affected customers," an Amazon spokeswoman said Tuesday evening. "A technical glitch caused us to inadvertently send a gift alert e-mail earlier today. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.”
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“Hello Amazon Customer,” the screengrab of one of the messages read. “Someone great recently purchased a gift for your baby registry! You can visit your Thank You List to easily track all gifts purchased. PS: Remember some Gifters like when it’s still a surprise.”
There was a box where users could click through to a Thank You List.
Many people who received the message tweeted it with the hashtag #amazonbaby. Read some of the tweets below.
That awkward moment when Amazon says someone bought you a gift from your baby registry that you def don't have bc you're def not pregnant pic.twitter.com/p2PRM6sDIq— Anna Norris (@itsannacorinne) September 19, 2017
I was so curious abt what could be on my NON EXISTENT baby registry that I clicked the link & now I am probably hacked. #amazonbaby— Gaby Berkman (@Gabyberk) September 19, 2017
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