The parents of one six-year old got a big surprise one morning when a giant dollhouse and pricey cookie arrived one their doorstep. Turns out, Amazon’s Alexa mistook the wishful musings of their daughter for actual orders.

According to the parents, the kids were playing knock-knock jokes with Alexa at the time, which activated the voice assistant gizmo to listen in to their conversation. Funny, expect for the parents who received the invoice.

“It was a $170 KidKraft dollhouse and 64 ounces — four pounds — of cookies,” the Dallas residents told the local news.

Mom is now telling her children to be cautious when talking around Alexa.

“I (feel) like whispering in the kitchen,” she said. “I tell my kids Alexa is a very good listener.”

As Amazon recommends, the parents have set  up parental controls on the device with a four-digit pass code to prevent accidental orders in the future.


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Evan Hosie has worked as a Women's Lifestyle editor/writer (expert in the beauty and fashion vertical); created the Pop Culture section for Radaronline.com; never met a gadget she didn't want; and spends too much time on Social Media.

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