A 39-year-old woman named Corienne Pretorius from London recently got a random package from Amazon: A $13 pack of gift boxes. She hadn’t ordered it and had no idea how it wound up at her house.
But after she investigated, she finally figured it out: Her PARROT did it. Corienne has an Amazon Echo at home, and her parrot mimicked her saying, “Alexa” and then giving a command.
And whatever he said somehow wound up making Alexa think he was trying to order a package of gift boxes.
Amazon says that anything you order with Alexa has free returns . . . so Corienne isn’t stuck with the boxes.