Understanding the Bizarre Scam:
A strange scam is emerging, where people unexpectedly receive items they didn't order, such as low-value goods. Numerous reports of such incidents have surfaced on SafelyHQ.com and within this subreddit.
Initially, it was thought to be a "brushing" scam, where phony reviews are created to enhance a seller's online presence. However, we're not convinced this fully explains the situation.
Our Investigative Approach:
To understand the underlying mechanics, we scrutinized over 4,000 reported cases. We've included a chart* below to illustrate some of our findings.
The pet industry's growth has been substantial, marked by an increasing demand for premium products that promote the health and wellness of pets. However, the challenge remains in upholding high safety standards across all offerings. SafelyHQ has taken a proactive approach in this regard, employing crowdsourced risk monitoring to identify hazards in the pet treat sector. A recent article in the New York Post has drawn attention to these efforts.
DreamBone, a dog chew product line from Spectrum Brands Holdings, a major conglomerate valued at $3 billion, has been linked to serious illnesses and even deaths in pets. SafelyHQ has become an essential platform for documenting these incidents, playing a pivotal role in bringing this worrying trend to light.
As reported by the NY Post, the USPS's large sorting facility in Teterboro, NJ, faced severe delays and loss of parcels. These delays, a result of budget reduction strategies by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and further exacerbated by Hurricane Ida's damage, caused considerable operational difficulties. Both consumers and businesses experienced aggravation, with solutions appearing elusive. It was in this context that our platform's capabilities became evident.
We analyzed, and categorized the Covid-19 vaccine reports we have received so far, and we created a special report comparing Pfizer vs Moderna.