What Would You Do: old employer used my Amazon account

posted 2 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
9857 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

MrsMeowton :  wow, wtf is up with them doing that?

Yes, I would delete it and I’d send an email alerting them and telling them you unlinked everything, and reminding them that since they let you go, you no longer work there and it’s not appropriate to use your resources. 

put in writing that all resources and information you shared with them are not to be used in any way. 

Post # 3
716 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Cancel the order and alert them via email.  Maybe they thought you set up a work account. 

Post # 4
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I wouldn’t delete the order, but I would definitely let them know that this should never had happened and the company has been unlinked completely from the account.

Post # 5
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

The fact that they had to re-enter the address info is gross.  I was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt if maybe their internet browser was automatically logged in to Amazon in your name and they did it without thinking, but they clearly had to take enough steps to realize what was going on. Sincie it’s Prime I assume the order has already shipped, but I’d definitely contact your old employer and say that your personal resources are not to be used.  

Post # 6
4489 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: San Francisco City Hall

I would cancel the order, update my password and send them and email giving them the benefit of the doubt.  I mean it seems like they knew what they were doing but I”d say something along the lines of… it appears an order was mistakenly placed through my account.  I am doing you the courtesy of notifying you so you can re-order through a work account as this was my personal account and the order has been canceled.

Post # 7
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would also try to give the benefit of the doubt. Granted I don’t know the guy, but I’d think there’s a chance that he didn’t realize how it worked and didn’t realize it was actually your personal account, rather than one you set up for work. Why does the order need to be cancelled if he used his own credit card? You were already using your personal Prime subscription to order supplies for your job, which is kind of weird, so you were giving them that benefit anyway. I’d just unlink everything and change your password and be done with it. 

Post # 8
715 posts
Busy bee

They laid you off and tried to jack your Prime? Um, no thank you please. I’d cancel and send an email (cc-ing amazon customer service) that the use of your account was unauthorized and inappropriate.


Post # 9
40 posts

AORiver15 :  agree with this. He certainly could have just went to amazon.com and assumed it was the company account logged in and not someone’s personal account. And he didn’t have to actually type in the address. At least on my Prime account, it shows previously used addresses below the default one, so he could have seen the office one already listed there (since I assume you had items shipped there before if you were using it to order company supplies) and clicked that.

I’d give them the benefit of the doubt. Just tell them you noticed it happened and you’ve changed your login credentials and that they shouldn’t be using your account going forward.

Post # 10
2510 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’d cancel the order,  change my passwords and information and leave it at that. I would not contact the company at all,  but that’s just me. You’re not required to let them know anything you do with your personal accounts, especially when they use it to order something without your permission.

Post # 11
1638 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t even know if I’d email them. Cancel the order. If they don’t receive their item or try to log back in to look at the tracking they’ll see the password changed. Thats basically fraud IMO so they don’t deserve the benefit of the doubt. 

Post # 13
5184 posts
Bee Keeper

MrsMeowton :  

That’s so creepy!

But I would have never linked a personal account with a work account ever.

At my work we have our personal email accounts and our work email accounts. Anything set up through work is done through our work email, so something like Amazon we would have applied for a business account using our work emial address. Meaning after we left it wouldn’t technically be ours if we left the company.

I would first delete the order.

Second, make sure to change your passwords and everything. This guy had access to all of your stuff previous order info, credit card etc. I’d be a bit paranoid that he could see that info.

Third, I  would email the company and state that they were not supposed to use your personal account for a business related purpose and that you’ve deleted the order.

Post # 14
304 posts
Helper bee

I was pissed when my last company witheld taxes and did direct deposit for my severance 5 months after they laid me off.  I would be livid if they had used my Prime account.  I was on the cancel and notify band wagon, but after thinking for a bit, cancel and F-them.

Post # 15
6818 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Cancel the order!  WTF no way is that okay 

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