According to reports an Amazon glitch has meant that an unspecified number of users were sent erroneous emails to tell them that they had received a gift via Amazon. Amazon has confirmed that an unspecified number of users have received such an email that confused a number of people on social media.
Perhaps most amusingly, and it has certainly been lampooned on Twitter, the email in question showed a picture of a crawling baby and cheerfully informed them that they had received a contribution to their baby gift registry. And reporter for the Washington Post Karen Tumulty was one person who received the email.
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
Amazon has admitted the erroneous email was sent but hasn’t said what caused the problem or indeed indicated how many people were impacted. It’s certainly testament to the scale of Amazon that it can have what seems like a relatively minor cock-up and still manage to catch the eyes of the mainstream media.
There is also the fact that Amazon so very seldom puts a foot wrong on tech that even such a minor indiscretion is worthy of note. Did you receive the email?