Beware this fake Amazon Alexa setup app climbing the App Store charts

Beware this fake Amazon Alexa setup app climbing the App Store charts

In the USA alone, more than one billion items shipped for free this holiday with Prime - millions of unique items shipped with Prime Free Same-Day, Prime Free One-Day or Free two-hour delivery with Prime Now. In fact, reports are showing that there were so many Echo Dot devices plugged in at the same time in Europe that Alexa crashed!

Among the most popular items under the Christmas tree were the L.O.L. Surprise! Other popular brands bought through Amazon's Prime Wardrobe service, which allows consumers to fill a box with selected items and return anything that they don't want, included PVH Corp.'s Calvin Klein, and Hanesbrands Inc.'s Champion. Nevertheless, the app is a scam as it doesn't do what it's supposed to, which is to provide essential commands and teach users how to correctly setup their Alexa. In total more than a billion products were shipped for free worldwide to Amazon Prime subscribers this season.

"Prime membership continued to grow this holiday benefit from FREE Same-Day, One-Day or Two-Day shipping, in addition to FREE two-hour delivery with Prime Now, and exclusive shopping and entertainment benefits", Amazon said.

The 32 inch WiFi model of the iPad in space grey was one of the best selling electronics items on Amazon this holiday period.

The developer is a company called One World Software, which has two other apps available for iOS users.

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Amazon's stock was up about 2 percent Wednesday.

Amazon's Alexa service is required to set up the Echo Dot and other smart devices, and with so many people receiving them as gifts on Christmas morning, the Alexa app saw a surge in traffic.

The servers which were in charge of controlling the digital butler was reportedly overloaded with more than a thousand questions as well as requests which in turn has prompted Alexa to respond to some users that "Sorry, I'm having trouble understanding you right now".

While in-house products like Amazon Fire TV, Fire Tablet and Kindle products were best sellers for the tech giant, it also reported that more than 50% of the products it sold this holiday season were from small to medium-sized businesses selling on the site.

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