Talk about a suspicious package — or, in this case, several.
Since October 2017, Kelly and Michael Gallivan have been receiving packages in the mail — and they’re full of items they never ordered. At first it confused the couple, but now, they want to take action.
In the video below, Kelly explains, “I went out, picked up the package, and Mike’s name was on it. I opened it up, and I said, ‘What did you buy this stuff for?’ And he said, ‘I didn’t buy that!'”
The baffled husband and wife soon learned that some online sellers are actually buying their own products and sending those items to people’s homes without a return address. The scammers then use their own fake buyer accounts to leave positive reviews for themselves.
It’s a scam called “brushing,” and it’s catching on quick. The Gallivans hope to track down the seller who keeps sending them all of these packages.
According to WFOR Miami, “The Gallivans suspect it was the purchase of a guitar accessory from China that began the overflow of unsolicited items. As for the merchandise, they plan to give away as much as they can.”
Check out the video below to find out everything you need to know about this and other “brushing” scams before it’s too late, and please SHARE if you’re glad this couple is bringing attention to a very sneaky scheme.
Photos: WFOR Miami
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