Mysterious Seeds in the Mail: What to Know About the Apparent Reviews Scam

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All 50 states have warned U.S. residents against opening or planting any unsolicited seeds they may have received in the mail. The mysterious packages, reportedly sent to hundreds of Americans, appear to be part of a common "brushing" scam, in which online sellers send inexpensive products to real addresses to inflate their reviews on platforms like Amazon. The Department of Agriculture, nevertheless, says it is examining the seeds to see if they pose any risk.

Mysterious Seeds in the Mail: What to Know About the Apparent Reviews Scam