The ‘brushing’ scam that’s behind mystery parcels | BBC News


If you’ve ever received a parcel from a shopping platform that you didn’t order, and nobody you know seems to have bought it for you, you might have been caught up in a “brushing” scam.

It has hit the headlines after thousands of Americans received unsolicited packets of seeds in the mail, but it is not new.

It’s an illicit way for sellers to get reviews for their products.

And it doesn’t mean your account has been hacked.

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