NC Officials Urge Residents To Report Any Unsolicited Seed Deliveries From China

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If you receive seeds in the mail that you did not order, please do not plant them.

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) has just issued a statement warning North Carolinians about a new internet scam known as “brushing”.

The statement notes that “international shipment of plant material is unlawful and NCDA&CS asks anyone who received one of these unsolicited foreign shipments to save the contents along with all shipping labels and contact the Plant Industry Division toll free at 800-206-9333”.

Officials say that planting unsolicited seeds could cause the introduction of an invasive species, or an unknown diseases that could kill local plants, harm livestock or threaten our environment.

 

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