Some people even had a registry and found the link in the email did go to their registry, but that nothing had been purchased.
Most who got the email report the sender is an Amazon address and not a third party. They also say the links go directly to the Amazon website. However, if you received the email, it may be wise to refrain from clicking anything until it's confirmed this isn't a clever phishing attempt.
We have reached out to Amazon for clarification, but a customer service rep says the email was sent in error and that customer are getting a follow-up email to let them know what happened. You can go to bed knowing that Amazon doesn't have some secret machine that can see into your future. Probably.
An Amazon Spokesperson tells Thrillist, "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."
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