• Sai Charan

Not Just Seeds, People Receiving Other Mysterious Packages From China


File Photo: Unsolicited seeds analysed by APHIS. Image Source: Public Domain.

In the past 2-3 days, there have been multiple reports of people in the United States receiving suspicious items that they didn't order such as masks and sunglasses. Until the government can fully understand what is going on, officials said that it's best not to use the items.


This comes after thousands of packages of seeds marked with false descriptions such as jewelry were received all over the world from China. The mysterious seeds raised biosecurity concerns. It is likely that all of this is a part of a brushing scam. A brushing scam is a deceitful technique used in e-commerce to boost a seller's ratings by creating fake orders.