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Beware of mysterious packages from China delivered to your doorstep or mailbox. They typically come in the form of a plain brown envelope with Chinese markings on it. Inside there is no paperwork whatsoever, just a single face mask. The Better Business Bureau calls it a “brushing scam,” and says it is similar to unsolicited seeds sent from China last summer. Foreign companies send the packages to create fake positive reviews using your name, and to boost product ratings on platforms like Amazon. It’s not legal but they do it. Take the next step and change your password on Amazon. The Better Business Bureau suggests to play it safe by throwing the mask away.

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