Expensive ring in mail? It's a scam

If you receive a luxury item of jewellery in the post – unexpectedly – it’s probably a scam.

It’s happening to a few people around the country. 

One woman told the Tribune de Genève she opened a Cartier box with a ring inside. At first, she thought it may be a gift from her husband, but it was soon apparent it was a very poor fake.

And worthless.

The police say they’re aware and it’s called a ‘brushing scam’. 

The companies behind the items need a confirmed delivery before a review can be written on Amazon or AliExpress. 

The recipient can normally assume their details have been leaked after a genuine purchase. 

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