Better Business Bureau Warns Against 'Brushing' Scam Involving Unordered Packages

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The better Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning against “brushing” scam that has been popping up all over the country.

Brushing is when boxes of unordered products begin showing up on doorsteps and does not have a return address.

This is not good for the recipients of unordered items because if a package shows up, then whoever sent it has some of your personal information, such as a name, address, and maybe even a phone number.

If you become a victim of a brushing scam, the BBB has recommended that you notify the retailer and change your passwords.

It is against Amazon’s policy for fake reviews of products and it is suggested you go directly to their customer service and advise of the scam.

If you are sent free items, however, you are allowed to keep the merchandise.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, you have a legal right to keep any unordered items that show up on your doorstep.

You can keep the items, just let the retailer know and change your passwords.

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