Having extra packages show up at your door from Amazon might seem like a good thing at first, but when it keeps happening you start to wonder who is behind all this?
Amazon has issued a warning to all their customer telling them to be on the look out for packages arriving that they didn't order. "Brushing" as it's being called is the hottest new delivery scam to hit the market.
A couple in Massachusetts were among the first to experience this when a phone charging hand warmer, bluetooth speaker, computer vacuum cleaner, and LED lights all showed up over the course of a couple months.
The scam is basically overseas sellers ordering their own goods through fake buyer accounts, but shipping them to real US addresses. The outcome of doing this is the purchaser becomes a verified buyer and can rate and review their own products thus pushing them to the top of Amazon's search results.
Amazon spoke out saying they are shutting down all vendors found abusing the review system.
Source: Palm Beach Post