Post # 16
When I first got the e-mail, my first response was to give them the benefit of the doubt. However, the more I looked into it, it was not an accident. This address that they send the products to was brand new, as was the credit card. They had to log that information manually into my account. I just ordered a shirt for my preggo sister and had to add her address last night and this card and address were NOT there. Further, when I was laid off, I deleted all records of their credit cards and addresses from my account (as well as old credit cards and addresses of mine just to clean up my Amazon address book).
I have just finished changing my passwords to EVERYTHING.
I also contacted one of the owners of the larger company that housed my smaller company. He was horrified when I told him. He said that he would look into it and get back to me.
I did delete the order. Hey, maybe some of y’all aren’t as petty as me, but there was no way I was letting those jerks use my Prime account after they laid me off.
Post # 17
I can’t see how this wasn’t an accident. You really think your old boss would knowingly send his credit card information directly to a person he recently fired? Why would he trust you to not use his credit card for stuff? Even if he did have to put in the address, why should that be a red flag? If he thinks he’s using a company account that was set up after you left he’d still need to put that info in. As someone who doesn’t have or use an amazon account, I wouldn’t have been alarmed if I was ordering something and it asked for my address – I certainly wouldn’t think “omg I must be logged into the wrong account” because I don’t know how the accounts actually work.
Post # 18
I don’t think I’ve made it clear enough that the person who used my Amazon account is NOT the same as my old manager who asked me to set it up. My old manager quit three months into my time there, and then the two other people who worked in my office were laid off. The owner of the company, the person who used my account, arrived four days prior to my being laid off to settle everything up before the place closed. His company Blah Blah Irrigation was an umbrella company in which our small irrigation company fell under. No one who worked in the office with me, who would even know or REMEMBER an Amazon account thirteen months later, are even still with the company. So no, there should have been zero assumption that it was a “work Prime account” as they had no idea that one was even set up to do so.
When the person placed the order and saw that a name (of someone he has never met) populated, as well as an address (that he has never been to, nor is anywhere near the current office), as well as a credit card that wasn’t linked to any of the company cards – yes, I do expect some sort of common sense or red flag to start coming about. If I logged onto Amazon and went to check out and Sally Whatshername at an address I don’t recognize is the automatic name and credit card in Amazon, that’s going to set off some flags for me.
Further, I’m sorry, but it’s 2017 – these claims of “I don’t know how the account actually works” is not a valid excuse. Even if you haven’t used Amazon before, I’m assuming you’ve checked out online on SOME platform. You know if you’re on your account or not. Also, a very brief stroll through recent orders would, again, imply this is not a company Prime account.
As I said, I gave them the benefit of the doubt, but aside from varying degrees of how “okay” this is (different people will feel differently about it), I feel icky and I’m following up accordingly. And I’m definitely a little weirded out because there is NO way of knowing how regularly or often someone logs into this account to access any of my Prime benefits, or can get my address, my credit card info, etc. It’s not just about a whoopsie order. It’s the fact that someone could be accessing personal stuff I would not want someone else to have access to. And because there’s no way for me to know right now how little or often someone has been accessing the account, I’m not just going to brush it off like it’s a whatever thing. I’m not calling the cops or anything.
Post # 19
Absolutely delete the order! That is absurd.
Post # 20
Not okay! I’d cancel the order and report it to Amazon. I’d change all your passwords and get a new credit card with a new number to replace the one that was linked to the account–just in case. Whether or not you contact them is dependant on your good will.
Post # 21
MrsMeowton : I’m confused about how they were even able to log in to your account 6+ months after you left the company…?
Post # 22
ela0919 : The reason I was so floored earlier, was because I thought the same thing. How the heck could someone still have access to this account after so long? I called the main office of the company still open. I was told that my old office computer was sent to the office in our state and has been used by a “new tech.” When they told me that my old computer was being used, I immediately went on and reset my passwords for everything. When I was laid off, I barely had time to gather my purse before I was being walked out of the office, so making sure I was logged out of everything was not at the forefront of my mind–but it definitely is now.
Post # 23
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MrsMeowton : Whatever cards you had linked to your account I would cancel. I would also feel icky about someone accessing my personal information.