New Scam to Watch Out For

Scam alert

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office would like to make citizens aware of yet another scam that has hit the area.

Have you ever had random products delivered to you?

It turns out these products are part of an international scam called BRUSHING. Brushing happens when sellers create fake accounts, purchase their own products, and send them to a real address. Investigators said they do it so they can post a verified review online, and so they get higher overall ratings.

A citizen of Carroll County received a package at her door that had been shipped from the Netherlands by a company based in China. Inside were tiny individual packets that contained a blue in color pill. The detailed description of contents said “baking soda”. Until further testing, it is unknown if the item is truly baking soda.

If you receive unexpected packages, get in touch with the company if possible that sent the package to make sure someone isn’t fraudulently using your account. It’s also a good idea to change passwords often on your accounts.

The community is urged to not open any unexpected packages sent to your address and contact your local Sheriff’s Office or your local Police Department.

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