Have you received a package from the above address? You are not alone! A lot of people have received items they didn’t order from Joe Doe!
Who Is Joe Doe? And why is he sending packages you didn’t order?
With online scams springing up every day, we have taken the responsibility of reviewing products, stores, websites e.t.c in order to save you from making wrong decisions.
How Does This Scam Works?
The address ‘Joe Doe, Suite 111, 1140 River Road, New Castle, DE 19720’ is linked to a lot of fraudulent online stores. When you search the internet using the address, there are a lot of complaints and scam warnings linked to the address.
So why did you receive an item when you didn’t order any?
The truth is that you might have ordered for an item online, either recently or in the past. And So your personal Information was stored and is been used!
If you checked the reviews from people who received package from Joe Doe, most of them had shopped from unpopular online stores, and received pieces of junks instead.
Like this person below-
Should You Be Worried About This?
Yes, you should!
This scam is called brushing, and it has been popping up all over the world ever since the birth of e-commerce.
Often, the items received are lightweight and inexpensive to ship, such as ping pong balls, or more recently, face masks or seeds from China”
The retailers sending these items are either doing it to amass positive reviews (buying it themselves and leaving reviews), to increase their sales numbers (yes they sent it out to you for free, they however know that people may likely return it).
Why it’s bad news for you
The fact that someone was able to have the items sent to you as if you purchased them indicates that they probably have some of your personal information such as your name, address, and possibly, your phone number. Once the information is out there on the internet, it could be used for numerous crooked enterprises.
What You Should Do About This Scam!
- In cases were the packages come with an address or phone number you should notify the retailer. Especially if it is from known stores like Amazon.
- Change your account passwords. This may be a sign that personal information has been compromised and to improve account security, keep a close eye on credit reports and credit card bills.
- You are allowed to keep the merchandise. The Federal Trade Commission says you have a legal right to keep unordered merchandise.
Scammed? See Different Types Of Online Scam Formats
In this era of internet made easy, it is no surprise that online scams keep springing up daily. In a bid to earn more, with little or zero stress, we have find ourselves clamoring for the easy life; Ecommerce, Work from Home jobs, Investing, e.t.c
As a result of this crave, some people decided to capitalize on these wants. Recreating platforms that mirror our heart desires. Thus, we now have;
Investment Scams: Allegedly Investment platforms that promise to double your funds within a twinkle of an eye- CryptoWorld e.t.c
Phishing Scams: These lots might come with the ‘Earn $300 daily from home’ format, or ‘Complete a task or survey and win Big’
Goodwill Scams: They might tell you to donate for a cause, Coronavirus Aid or even the Australia Fire outbreak
What these scams have in common is this goal- To dupe you of your hard earned money. Often times they might look like the real deal. Also, you might stumble on an Ad from them either on Youtube or Facebook. This in no way mean they are legit.
How To Avoid Being Scammed Online
- Make Proper Research Before buying anything online. Can the product be gotten at a known and trusted website?
- Don’t Allow the lucrative offers let you lower your guard.
- Search For Customer reviews or users reviews online.
- Don’t Share Your credit card details to strangers or people you can not vouch for.
- Be wary of emails you receive. Don’t be in a haste to reply mails from unknown contact.
- Don’t panic when you receive a ‘Blackmail’ message.