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DEFENDERS: Kids using Amazon’s Alexa to order gifts

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Amazon's Alexa is obeying orders, this time from kids ordering their own Christmas gifts.

According to a recent report, gifts are arriving at home thanks to kids ordering them though voice assistants, or other devices.

One parent reportedly told The Wall Street Journal her daughter ordered $300 in items from her Alexa device.

Parents that have had this happen to them are urging other parents to make sure you set up your parental controls so the same thing doesn't happen to you.

1. Set up a pin number on Alexa devices that has to be spoken before a purchase can be made.

2. Turn off voice purchasing.

3. Delete the app during the holiday season.

4. Disable one-click ordering.

5. If you have an apple device you can set up fingerprint log in or facial recognition before purchases can be made.

ABC 17 News Investigates / Consumer Alert / Defenders / Economy / Top Stories

Deborah Kendrick

Deborah is a weekday morning anchor and investigative reporter for ABC 17 News.


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