A BLOKE left baffled after receiving dozens of Amazon parcels he did not order is worried it may be a scam.
Majid Jawed, 25, was sent items worth £670 including a tap, haemorrhoid gel, noodles, a muscle trainer for women and tattoo spray gun.
He fears he may be victim of a “brushing” scam — where sellers use fake profiles to buy low-cost items for real people to boost sales data and get verified reviews.
Majid, of Lowestoft, Suffolk, said: “It’s worrying.
"Especially if some of these products are really rubbish and reviews are making people buy them.”
Shoppers are being warned about bogus reviews ahead of Black Friday on November 27.
Consumer group Which? found “blatant evidence” of sellers incentivising shoppers to write only positive reviews.
Natalie Hitchins, Which? Head of Home Products and Services, said: “Our investigation has uncovered popular Black Friday product categories that are littered with fake and suspicious reviews – suggesting that deals that look too good to be true often are.
"This leaves shoppers at risk of being misled into buying poor quality and potentially dangerous products online.
“With people more reliant on online shopping than ever before due to the coronavirus crisis, it’s vital that online platforms step up and do more to protect their users from fake reviews, otherwise the regulator must be prepared to swiftly step in with strong action.”
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