Getting a package in the mail can be a source for a joy for some, but when the package is unexpected and far from anything you’d order for yourself, it can be confusing or even frightening.

An Olmsted County resident received a series of three packages this past week of items they did not order. It is believed the person was the target of a “brushing” scam.

According to Amazon, a brushing scam occurs when “bad actors send packages to publically available names and addresses.”

The goal of this scam has little to do with the person who receives the package and all about tricking the website that a legitimate transaction took place so scammers can then write fake positive reviews about the product.

CNN reported in January, you don’t need to worry that anything bad has happened to you or…

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