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Mysterious mask package sent from China? What should you do

Posted at 8:02 AM, Aug 14, 2020

We've been reporting on mysterious packages coming from China containing seeds.

Now, a woman in Virginia says she got a similar package with masks she didn't order.

It's part of a larger scheme that the FTC is calling the Brushing Scam.

Chinese sellers get your name and address and then ship you cheap items to boost their ratings.

Phillina Lovewine says she just wants to make sure the package isn't harmful.

If this happens to you, the FTC says to change your online passwords or notify the retailer if possible. Some of the mysterious seeds mailed to Americans from China have been identified.

Related: Some of the mysterious seeds mailed to Americans from China have been identified