It's called spoofing. Actually it's very easy to do. No one has gotten into your Amazon account. At some point some company or one of your friends were compromised and that's how they got your email address which they then send you phishing emails hoping you'll click on something to infect your computer with malware.
As a side note, some of those are surprisingly real looking. NEVER EVER click on the link in your email. I always go directly to the website to look at whatever they are advertising in my email if I'm interested to look further.
I get one several times a week from a jerk that says he has hacked my accounts trying to get ransom money in bit coin payment. It's another spoofer, trying to get someone to fall for it. Just because he knows how to fake your address. Changing passwords and running your virus scans frequently is a good practice.
Abbie, please don't, lol! That's what blows my mind though...that it's even possible. This started happening at a certain time that made me suspect it is a certain person doing it, but I won't go any further with that here...
Wendy, if it wasn't it should've been, but was email even around at the time of The Twilight Zone?
I distinctly remember back in the days when I was writing short stories and screenplays (and one attempt at a novel), I fervently wished that instead of going to a library to research all kinds of topics, I could just plug a question in somewhere and have it answered for me. Shortly afterwards, the internet came into being. By then I had stopped writing because drumming had taken over my life. Oh well.
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