AMAZON users are warned of a new scam that is dumping free Amazon packages on the doorsteps without purchasing them.

You might soon find an unsolicited Amazon package on your front doorstep this holiday season as illegal third-party sellers might buy your information online and send you a package in a scam called “brushing.”

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You might start seeing unexpected packages on your front door as part of a scam

What is brushing, however?

Third-party sellers on Amazon, eBay and other online marketplaces find your public data like your name and address – or buy it online in data breaches – and send you packages.

Well, what’s the big deal if you get a package?

These sellers then write fake, positive reviews about their products that they just sent to you, appearing as “brushes” made to look as if the transaction was legitimate.

They then use the fake account to place gift orders and address them to a random person that they found online.

But again, instead of sending the package the person bought, they send a cheap lightweight item that costs less to ship.

Sending an item, even if it may be the wrong one, will create a tracking number once it’s delivered, and that allows brushers to write a verified review.

You aren’t charged for the package and your real account isn’t hacked, but in many cases, experts warn that you should report the package to Amazon.

They won’t ask you to return the package, but you should make sure your data is not at risk of being breached.

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