“We are writing to let you know that your email address and phone number were disclosed by an Amazon employee to a third party in violation of our policies,” Amazon’s customer service team said in an email to a customer shared Friday on social media.
“The individuals responsible for this incident have been terminated and we are supporting law enforcement in their prosecution,” a spokeswoman for the Seattle-based company said in a statement. She declined to say how many Amazon employees were fired, who received the information or how many customers were involved.
Earlier this week, Amazon-owned video doorbell maker Ring told U.S. senators it had fired at least four employees for improperly seeking to access customer videos during the last four years.
@amazon ... contacting customer service is it going to change the fact that you’ve disclosed personal information and yes I have received at least 20 spam spoof phone calls in the last two days what was the purpose of this employees action other than to cause chaos. pic.twitter.com/vloqX40e8Z— forrest crunch (@amadahyloves) January 10, 2020
TechCrunch reported on the Amazon customer email leak earlier Friday.