It seems as though there’s a glitch in the matrix at Amazon.
Some folks have been receiving an email that looks this:Screenshot/Yahoo
This is great news for those expecting a little one, but there’s just one problem — it’s not true.
According to Tech Crunch, the retail giant has been telling customers someone has purchased a gift for them off their baby registry, but these emails are also going out to people who aren’t even pregnant, nor have an active baby registry:
— Emily Anthes (@EmilyAnthes) September 19, 2017
Amazon just informed me that someone has purchased a gift from my baby registry. My baby is 21, and hopes it’s a keg.
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) September 19, 2017
So @amazon sent me an email saying someone purchased a gift for me off my baby registry. It better be wine cause I’m definitely not pregnant
— Becca (@DimplesNinja) September 19, 2017
But for those indeed expecting and happy to see what gift a lovely friend or family member purchased for them, customers were met with an error message … and a whole lot of disappointment:
Active baby registry messaged someone bought, logged in and I am not seeing anything, plus the baby registry is haywire #amazonbabyregistry
— Juan Sanson (@snsn8r) September 19, 2017
— Sara W (@sarawgrr) September 19, 2017
Clearly not getting a gift they had so wanted, customers started to worry they were victims of a phishing scam:
— Sarah Kelly Shannon (@thesarahkelly) September 19, 2017
Turns out, it was a technical glitch. An Amazon spokesperson told Tech Crunch:
“We are notifying affected customers. A technical glitch caused us to inadvertently send a gift alert e-mail earlier today. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.”
Amazon followed up with those customers, sending this email:Screenshot/Yahoo
While most people were able to brush the error off as no big deal, one customer did make a good point:
— Sam Kappucino (@samkap) September 19, 2017
Here’s hoping Amazon gets its act together and that those truly expecting a baby gift in the mail aren’t disappointed in the future.