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Re: Receiving random packages from amazon???
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2017, 08:09:24 PM »
Interesting... But my items are cheap Chinese garbage.
With the companies I review for, I order the item myself, and I receive the item I order.
Yes, I do need to reach out to the sellers with the tracking info and see what info I can get.
Ongoing mystery.  Waiting for next installment...

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Re: Receiving random packages from amazon???
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2017, 12:43:01 AM »
MYSTERY SOLVED
So I finally sorted and documented 20 of the items Ive received over the past while.
I saw 4 items came from the same seller, so I started questioning and I finally got a detailed reply.

So basically aprox. 1 year ago I replied to some email asking if I would like to get "free amazon products" with my name and address, but got no response. As mentioned above, I often get offers from sellers to review their products. What happens in most cases, is the seller asks you if you are interested in specific products. But this "company" just put my name on a list and started sending me random stuff.

The seller basically said "When we prepare to launch a new product, Marketing team sometime turns to Ann, among a couple of other outside helpers, to help us run giveaway, and product testing services. "
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Re: Receiving random packages from amazon???
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2017, 01:05:39 AM »
MYSTERY SOLVED
So I finally sorted and documented 20 of the items Ive received over the past while.
I saw 4 items came from the same seller, so I started questioning and I finally got a detailed reply.

So basically aprox. 1 year ago I replied to some email asking if I would like to get "free amazon products" with my name and address, but got no response. As mentioned above, I often get offers from sellers to review their products. What happens in most cases, is the seller asks you if you are interested in specific products. But this "company" just put my name on a list and started selling me random stuff.

The seller basically said "When we prepare to launch a new product, Marketing team sometime turns to Ann, among a couple of other outside helpers, to help us run giveaway, and product testing services. "

Selling or sending?

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Re: Receiving random packages from amazon???
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Re: Receiving random packages from amazon???
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2017, 07:57:49 AM »
MYSTERY SOLVED
So I finally sorted and documented 20 of the items Ive received over the past while.
I saw 4 items came from the same seller, so I started questioning and I finally got a detailed reply.

So basically aprox. 1 year ago I replied to some email asking if I would like to get "free amazon products" with my name and address, but got no response. As mentioned above, I often get offers from sellers to review their products. What happens in most cases, is the seller asks you if you are interested in specific products. But this "company" just put my name on a list and started sending me random stuff.

The seller basically said "When we prepare to launch a new product, Marketing team sometime turns to Ann, among a couple of other outside helpers, to help us run giveaway, and product testing services. "
What do they expect to gain from giving away an item to someone who doesn't even know where it came from?
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Re: Receiving random packages from amazon???
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2017, 11:07:16 AM »
I also think that you are receiving packages not right from amazon, but from another places, maybe even from other countries. Your profile might be hacked, or your personal information was seen by the third parties. As for me, I never received such stuff from amazon, and everything always went ok.

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Re: Receiving random packages from amazon???
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2017, 12:04:32 PM »
I also think that you are receiving packages not right from amazon, but from another places, maybe even from other countries. Your profile might be hacked, or your personal information was seen by the third parties. As for me, I never received such stuff from amazon, and everything always went ok.

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Re: Receiving random packages from amazon???
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2017, 02:26:47 PM »
What do they expect to gain from giving away an item to someone who doesn't even know where it came from?
The original email said:
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Dear Friend,
 
We are an Amazon seller. In the past, we had given away coupons as product vouchers so people like you could test our products for free and optionally leave reviews. But now, Amazon doesn抰 allow this anymore.
 
What it still possible is for you to share your reviews on your personal sites, social media, blogs, forums, etc. but not directly on Amazon.
 
We would like to ship free products directly to you instead of providing coupons as before. You would receive free new products on a regular basis if you wish. Just spend a bit of time to test them and share your opinions on any of your blogs, social media, etc, instead of on Amazon.com.
Im not 100% sure what they gain by this and I believe it is an error on their part as I didnt even know what the products were that I received.
The way I was able to identify them is by the sellers name on the amazon return address, and the items barcode sticker has the first few words from the product listing.

I dont really think that a review on social media really helps the seller. I suspect that when the seller releases a new product, this "Marketing Company" places multiple orders of that product to multiple addresses, to boost the product sales. This way they can also optimize the search terms and make their product a "popular product" on amazon.

Any amazon sellers agree with my theory?

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Re: Receiving random packages from amazon???
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2019, 04:41:36 AM »
We got a coffee maker delivered to the house that wasn't ordered... Amazon couldn't explain it.

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Re: Receiving random packages from amazon???
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2019, 08:38:03 AM »
We got a coffee maker delivered to the house that wasn't ordered... Amazon couldn't explain it.

Years after this has started happening Amazon still won’t tell you that brushing scams are very common. And they won’t do anything to stop it, or to help you identify the scammer.

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/amazon-brushing-scam-couple-receives-packages-they-didnt-order/

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Re: Receiving random packages from amazon???
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2019, 04:48:11 PM »
Amazon let us keep it.  It was not charged to our account - just sent to our home.

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Re: Receiving random packages from amazon???
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2019, 05:02:19 PM »
Amazon let us keep it.  It was not charged to our account - just sent to our home.

That's what brushing is.
They send you free crap, and write a review in your name.
99% of the time its crap and you have the hassle of throwing it out.

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Re: Receiving random packages from amazon???
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2019, 05:06:33 PM »
That's what brushing is.
They send you free crap, and write a review in your name.
99% of the time its crap and you have the hassle of throwing it out.

How can they make the review in my name?  Does this mean there is a duplicate account out there with my legal name and shipping address?  Wouldn't it be a review from their account, since they ordered it?  I'd be able to look at the item and see what reviews there are and could report if I saw my name.

Why is it called brushing?

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Re: Receiving random packages from amazon???
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2019, 10:17:33 PM »
How can they make the review in my name?  Does this mean there is a duplicate account out there with my legal name and shipping address?  Wouldn't it be a review from their account, since they ordered it?  I'd be able to look at the item and see what reviews there are and could report if I saw my name.

Why is it called brushing?
odds are the account is "Bob Brusher" with a shipping address to "DoreshEmes"