Is anyone in Htown receiving white pkg from China??
I did NOT order ANYTHING from China in Nugu,Nanchang city, Jiangxi China. There are warnings on tv channels, You Tube & facebook Not to open pkgs,
& not to plant the seeds ( they are invasive) I am taking my pkg to local
police Dept to investigate... what if there is anthrax in the pkg.? Be careful
Hackettown residents; China wants to destroy our country.
You are supposed to follow these instructions if you receive an unsolicited package from China containing seeds:
China wants to destroy our country? Really?
A quick search on "seeds from china " yields the below.
"The deliveries, which are not gifts, are what authorities call a "brushing scam," in which people receive unsolicited items from a seller who then posts false customer reviews to boost sales."
Also, it's not just seeds being sent. Apparently Amazon packages are showing up to people now as well.
It's called "brushing". It appears to be about boosting on line seller ratings and not the packages.
Brushing has been going on for years. Usually small, trinket type things - keychains, hardware, the like. Sounds like it moved on to seeds now, presumably rating/review boosts for agricultural distributors and whatnot?
Wouldn't think this is anything to be alarmist about.
i'd say the seeds could be toxic and poisonous like the corona virus is........
(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has received reports of individuals receiving unsolicited seeds through the mail from China. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock. Sometimes the seeds are sent in packages stating that the contents are jewelry.
Here's what to do if you receive unsolicited seeds from another country:
➡️ DO NOT plant the seeds and if they are in sealed packaging do not open the sealed package.
➡️ Take a photo of the package and seeds and send the photos to USDA Smuggling Interdiction and Trade Compliance at Mail@aphis.usda.gov.
➡️ Maintain the seeds and packaging and send to the USDA Office located at:
USDA APHIS PPQ
Attention: Gregory Soto
1500 Lower Road
Linden, NJ 07036
Please write down your name, address, phone number and email address on a piece of paper and insert it in your package.
If you have already planted or discarded seeds please send an email to Gregory.email@example.com.
If individuals are aware of the potential smuggling of prohibited exotic fruits, vegetables, or meat products into or through the USA, they can help APHIS by contacting the confidential Anti-Smuggling Hotline number at 800-877-3835 or by sending an Email to SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov. USDA will make every attempt to protect the confidentiality of any information sources during an investigation within the extent of the law.
From H-Town police several days ago
Best to follow the Dept of Ag guidelines even though most of the seeds appear harmless https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/02/us/Seed-packets-China-USA.html
Mint and morning glory can be quite invasive, not good.
Here's an example of an invasive that's almost impossible to root out-
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