Argos keep wishing people happy birthday even though it isn't their birthday, then taking it back
Argos have done something very strange yesterday morning, emailing a lot of customers to wish them "Happy Birthday" even though it isn't their birthday.
Then, to add an extra layer of weird, they then sent follow-up emails withdrawing their previous Happy Birthday wishes.
Some customers are extremely annoyed by being wished a Happy Birthday on what they thought was a regular Thursday...
@AHPFC14 WOAH Anthony, bit excessive! Apologies, we're aware of this and it's being looked into, happy birthday in advance though! - Nick— Argos Helpers (@ArgosHelpers) December 1, 2016
Whilst others were only f*cking gutted when their birthday wishes were withdrawn...
Argos thinks it's my birthday. Act like it, people. pic.twitter.com/hEmTizM3CD— Sam Bisby (@S_J_Bizzle) December 1, 2016
Booooo pic.twitter.com/H0zJtnzDTu— Sam Bisby (@S_J_Bizzle) December 1, 2016
Argos wished me Happy Birthday this morning (it's not my birthday), but I'm still fucking gutted they've withdrawn their happy birthday pic.twitter.com/Oq3lbfzbGJ— paddy maguire (@ModernMorrissey) December 1, 2016
And others just liked to have the birthday wishes, even though it was nowhere near their birthday.
@mrkfn No worries Mark 😛 Enjoy your "birthday" 😄 ~ Jess— Argos Helpers (@ArgosHelpers) December 1, 2016
@nosignalinput Oops, sounds a s though someone is having a bad day. Sorry about that Thomas. Bren.— Argos Helpers (@ArgosHelpers) December 1, 2016
It seems the customers were selected at random for their birthday messages, and didn't have anything in common (e.g. a birthday) other than they were all in the Argos database.
Argos say that no data breach has occurred, and they take data protection very seriously.