|We have had reports of residents in Kent targeted by ‘brushing’
⛔ Brushing is a deceitful technique used by online sellers to boost their sales by creating fake orders. These are then sent to unsuspecting member of the public whose details they have obtained fraudulently. Many online sites rate sellers by criteria including seller ratings. The order sent out then has a fake review on the sellers website, making them look legitimate and more ‘trustworthy’.
🚨 This is a scam.
Always be cautious when putting your personal information into website, even your name and address. Visit the Citizens Advice ‘Check if something might be a scam’
For advice and to report contact Citizens Advice on consumer helpline 0808 223 1133 or report to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.