There’s A New Scam That Involves Sending People Packages They Didn’t Order
If you’ve recently gotten a package, but you didn’t order it, it’s probably a scam.
The scam works like this: Third-party sellers on big apps like Amazon and eBay pay people to write fake reviews on items they are selling. To do this, they need it to look like a legit transaction took place.
They find people’s info online, and they will send out items to them randomly. A tracking number is created, and they can use that to create a review.
“Third-party sellers are prohibited from sending unsolicited packages to customers and we take action on those who violate our policies, including withholding payments, suspending or removing selling privileges, or working with law enforcement,” an Amazon spokesperson told CNN.
The person who receives the package doesn’t get charged, and their account isn’t hacked. But it is weird for them to get a random package.