Even though they didn’t place an order with the massive fast food company, thousands of Burger King customers were emailed blank receipts.
Some worried customers are trying to figure out if the spam email means the international hamburger joint’s system has been compromised.
It may be an honest mistake, according to some, therefore no one should be too concerned.
Burger King customers have come forward to report receiving an unexpected and suspiciously blank email containing their order confirmation.
According to the news website, the fast food business began bombarding its consumers with strange emails at about 12:15 in the morning Eastern Time.
Ever since hordes of confused Burger King customers in the US and UK have taken to social media to vent their frustration.
According to the email, the “order will be ready to be picked up.” However, when the pickup site is empty, things start to get funny and unclear.
It gets worse: the fast food joint employs a pre-made template for online orders, thus the real receipt is blank.
In addition, the fast food business thanked the customer for their order on the blank receipt.
On the flip side, clients who use the service claim in social media posts that they didn’t buy any midnight munchies.
According to The Verge’s reporting, the emails originated from the fast food chain’s marketing email account.
Therefore, it is highly improbable to be a phishing technique in which cybercriminals pose as legitimate businesses in order to steal sensitive information.
It should be noted, however, that despite claiming never to have had an account with Burger King, some Twitter users have been surprised to receive the blank receipt email.
Burger King Hacking Incident?
According to a recent report by The Register, burger King customers were understandably worried that the burger chain was involved in a security breach that may have exposed their personal information.
Some, however, held out hope that the strange emails were only the result of a typo or other administrative oversight.
Burger King has not yet clarified the true nature of the late-night blank receipt email spam, despite widespread speculation about it.
Having said that, it is still not apparent if Burger King is going through a security breach or if this is just an innocent mistake.
- What’s happening? Some people started getting emails from Burger King that seemed like a blank receipt for an order they never made. In the wee hours of Tuesday, August 9, the emails started trickling into people’s inboxes.
- What do the Burger King emails say? The emails include a standard receipt from Burger King. “Thanks for ordering from Burger King!” it reads before providing the receiver with the pickup location for their Burger King order, which is otherwise empty. Other important details, such as the order number and total fee, are also missing from the email.
- What email address does the Burger King email come from? The email seems to have originated from the Burger King promotional marketing email address email@example.com, as shown in screenshots shared on Twitter.
- How scared should I be? I get that some people are worried, but the world will not end. Someone may have gained access to your account or payment information if you receive a blank receipt for an order you did not make.
- Has Burger King been hacked? For the time being, it seems that way. An “internal processing error” caused the emails, according to a Burger King spokesperson who was reached out for comment.
- How are people reacting to the mysterious Burger King emails? Just as one might imagine, the tweets below demonstrate a mix of concern, irritation, and humor.