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BBB warns of new Amazon scam

July 20, 2020

The Better Business Bureau of southern Alberta is warning of a new scam. It is called "brushing", where third-party sellers are sending people Amazon packages to their door that they did not order.

The objective is for these companies to submit fake reviews for their product. Shawna-Kay Thomas, external communications specialist with the BBB for southern Alberta says the danger is that these companies gain access to all of your personal information.

"What you want to do is to make sure you are protecting your information, because obviously somebody has it. What we recommend is that you go in and change your password — your Amazon password, remove your credit card from your Amazon account, and keep monitoring your statements".

These mysterious packages will not have a return address, but can come in the form of household items like a Bluetooth speaker, or a computer vacuum cleaner.