Amazon error alerts customers of nonexistent baby registry gift

By Daniel Uria  |  Sept. 20, 2017 at 2:02 PM
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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."

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