Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Many Amazon customers were met with an unexpected email about a baby registry they never set up after a system error.
Amazon inadvertently sent out emails informing customers "a gift is on the way" from a baby registry including a link to view their thank you list.
Many recipients noted the email, which featured a generic stock photo of a baby, resembled a phishing attempt meant to lure people into giving up personal information.
Some people who received the email reported being directed to a page offering the chance to set up a registry, while some received a broken link.
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that the email had actually come from the online retailer as the result of a glitch.
"A technical glitch caused us to inadvertently send a gift alert e-mail earlier today," the spokesperson said. "We apologize for any confusion this may have caused."