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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: As of the time of writing, all members of SCP-XXXX remain uncontained and active. Given the considerable resources SCP-XXXX has at it's disposal, any operation to contain the group as a whole has been deemed infeasible. Instead, MTF Alpha-4 ("Pony Express") operatives have been embedded within Amazon.com, Inc. and are to monitor the activities of any individual involved with SCP-XXXX. In the event that an opportunity to capture a member of SCP-XXXX should arise, MTF Psi-8 ("The Silencers") are to be deployed to detain the individual in question and transport them to Site-██ for containment and interrogation. Any anomalous object or entity created by SCP-XXXX are similarly to be contained within Site-██ for further study. Given the likelihood that SCP-XXXX's necromantic capabilities are derived from anomalous artifacts, the retrieval and containment of these artifacts is to be considered top priority for all Foundation agents embedded within Amazon.

Should any attempt be made by SCP-XXXX to begin retail and distribution of its anomalous products to the public, any dispatched objects are to be intercepted by MTF Alpha-4 agents and an operation mounted by MTF Psi-8 to locate and terminate all members of SCP-XXXX in order to prevent a SK-class "Broken Masquerade" event.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the designation given to Amazon.com, Inc.'s Board of Directors. Each individual member of SCP-XXXX exhibits a unique anomalous ability, all of which exhibit properties consistent with necro-thaumatology. successive members of SCP-XXXX have each exhibited the same ability as the member whose position they took, suggesting abilities are not naturally possessed but rather obtained as part of the process of joining SCP-XXXX, likely through the usage of an as-of-yet unidentified anomalous artifact. The members of SCP-XXXX and their individual abilities are as follows:

Designation Full Name Date Joined Anomalous Ability
SCP-XXXX-1 Tom A. Alberg June 1996 Reanimation of recently-deceased persons, designated SCP-XXXX-A. Sentience is retained, but all reanimated persons are completely subservient to SCP-XXXX-1. All instances exhibit complete cessation of bodily functions.
SCP-XXXX-2 Patricia Q. Stonesifer February 1997 Reanimation of human remains, regardless of age. All sentience is lost during the reanimation process, but reanimated persons, designated SCP-XXXX-B remain capable of basic motor function and carry out all orders given by SCP-XXXX-2 to the best of their ability.
SCP-XXXX-3 Thomas O. Ryder November 2002 Forced manifestation of Class 4 Incorporeal Entities in the image of recently-deceased persons, designated SCP-XXXX-C.
SCP-XXXX-4 Jonathan J. Rubinstein December 2010 Binding of Incorporeal Entities to inanimate objects.
SCP-XXXX-5 Jamie S. Gorelick February 2012 Shaping of biological material via mental command.
SCP-XXXX-6 Judith A. McGrath July 2014 Currently unknown.
SCP-XXXX-7 Wendell P. Weeks February 2016 Currently unknown.
SCP-XXXX-8 Daniel P. Huttenlocher September 2016 Complete cessation of life via touch.
SCP-XXXX-0 Jeffrey P. Bezos N/A None. SCP-XXXX-0 appears to be a SCP-XXXX-A instance, used by SCP-XXXX as a public figurehead.

The members of SCP-XXXX all seem to share the same goal of financial success for Amazon.com, Inc., and make full use of their abilities to achieve this end. To date, 37 clandestine warehouses and 3 factories staffed entirely by SCP-XXXX-A instances have been discovered, and at least ██ more facilities are currently believed to exist. Study of SCP-XXXX-A instances captured during Foundation raids has shown that instances have been created from both recently-deceased persons, primarily homeless individuals or missing persons, as well as remains exhumed from multiple mass graves; Some instances show a level of decay consistent with ███ years of decomposition.

Furthermore, several employees of both Amazon.com, Inc and several rival electronic commerce companies, as well as multiple politicians, law enforcement officials and other public figures, have been determined through extensive investigation to in fact be SCP-XXXX-A instances. It is currently believed that these instances may have contributed to the failure of several investigations into illegal business practices by Amazon.com, Inc.

SCP-XXXX was first discovered in 20██, following the discovery of a SCP-XXXX-C instance bound to an Amazon-brand virtual assistant device. Originally given it's own designation, subsequent investigations determined the existence of SCP-XXXX and several anomalies under the control of it's members. For it's part, the members of SCP-XXXX appear to be aware of the Foundation's existence, actively instructing all SCP-XXXX-B instances to respond violently to Foundation personnel. As of the time of writing, however, SCP-XXXX has made no attempt to directly contact the Foundation, and as such is believed to be entirely hostile.

Addendum-XXXX-A: On 18/03/██, MTF Alpha-4 Operative D. Thompson reported a brief encounter with SCP-XXXX-1 and SCP-XXXX-8 in an elevator at Amazon.com, Inc.'s headquarters in Seattle, WA. Thompson reported that the encounter only lasted a few seconds and that no words were exchanged, suggesting it was of little importance. Three months later, Thompson requested a transfer back to Site-██, citing a belief that SCP-XXXX was growing suspicious of him. Thompson's request was granted, and he left Amazon.com, Inc. the following day. On 27/06/██, Thompson arrived at Site-██, and immediately triggered thaumaturgical detection systems upon entering the site's lobby. Thompson reacted violently to this, lethally wounding the site receptionist and 2 facility security officers using his standard-issue sidearm before he could be terminated. Following his successful termination, examination of Thompson's body confirmed he had undergone complete organ failure three months prior, suggesting he had been killed by SCP-XXXX-8 and reanimated as a SCP-XXXX-A instance on the day of the reported encounter. Searching of his personal belongings revealed a sophisticated tracking device, suspected to have been produced on the orders of SCP-XXXX, concealed within his clothing.

Following this incident, all infiltration of Amazon.com, Inc. by MTF Alpha-4 is to be halted indefinitely, with all personnel assigned to SCP-XXXX to instead redirect efforts towards finding a method to contain or terminate the entirety of SCP-XXXX. Until this comes to fruition, all Site-██ staff are to be made aware that SCP-XXXX is aware of the site's location and actively hostile to Foundation interests. As such, all staff should practice increased vigilance, and any evidence of potential surveillance or otherwise unusual activity should be reported to Site Director J. Malakai immediately.

Addendum-XXXX-B: Following the event described in Addendum-XXXX-A, SCP-XXXX has begun taking direct economic action against the Foundation. Several companies involved in supplying the Foundation with crucial parts and materials for use in equipment, including the reinforced metals used in containment chamber construction and electronic components of devices such as Scranton Reality Anchors and Kant Counters, have been purchased by Amazon.com, Inc. Furthermore, some companies have chosen to end previous contracts with the Foundation abruptly and without explanation, despite having suffered no such buyout. As such, it is currently hypothesized that members of SCP-XXXX have killed and reanimated the directors of these companies as SCP-XXXX-A instances.

Finally, several cemeteries in close proximity to Foundation sites globally have been targets of graverobbing incidents, prompting concerns that SCP-XXXX may be deliberately seeking out deceased Foundation personnel to reanimate, likely either to gather further information or to affect morale amongst current Foundation personnel. Due to the strain put on Foundation resources by these economic attacks, senior staff have issued a formal request to 05-Command to purchase the remaining suppliers, bringing production directly into Foundation control and preventing any further buyouts by SCP-XXXX.