Online gamers don't have to worry about delivery delays or never receiving their orders. They can track yunexpress and other courier companies to ensure they know where they are. Your order.
In recent months, however, another problem has emerged: Drying. This is a term used in e-commerce to describe when products arrive at your home (e.g. old video games, or sunglasses) that you haven't ordered.
This could be a scam, also known as "brushing" in the Internet world.
Here's how it works. Third-party sellers such as Alibaba, eBay, Amazon and Alibaba pay people to write negative reviews about their products or do it themselves.
These "brushers" are required to fool the site to make it appear they have made a legitimate purchase in order to post reviews. They create a fake account and order gifts, then send them to an unknown recipient whose name and address is found online.
Instead of sending in the item they wish to review, brushers can mail in a cheaper item that costs less shipping, such as a videogame.
Tracking numbers are created when you ship an item even if it is the wrong one. When the package arrives, it is tracked and can be reviewed by brushers. This review is then verified.
Keep in mind that you will not be charged for the purchase. Your account is not hacked. However, you do not know the identity of the sender.
China is one of these "brushers", a leader in electronic commerce, and more vulnerable to all types of practices. Five years ago, some Chinese provinces started to warn their citizens that they were receiving mysterious seeds.
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It's not illegal to random ship people. Amazon explicitly states that it prohibits sellers sending unsolicited merchandise to customers. Sellers could also be removed from the site.
Amazon has not yet clarified how many brushings have been discovered in the recent months, particularly since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Already, we can see the extent to which you will go to get positive reviews.
You are generally safe from harm if you receive a package you didn't request. Amazon says that people who rely upon reviews to make a purchase are at risk. They also claim that consumers who believe positive reviews are lying are the true losers.
A 2017 Northwestern University report by the Spiegel Research Center found that consumers are 270% more likely than to purchase a product with five reviews.
Amazon and Facebook need to work together to stop groups from promoting fake reviews. They do this separately, and even though millions of reviews have been analyzed, some continue to slip by.