So-called “dummy” packages have fake labels.
Amazon is testing delivery drivers by planting fake packages to see if they’ll steal them, according to a Business Insider report.
A former logistics manager for the company spoke to Business Insider under the condition of anonymity and said the practice is meant to be a trap, and that orders to do this come from Amazon’s Seattle headquarters.
According to the article, drivers need to scan the labels on all packages they deliver. A fake box will prompt an error message, and from there the driver can either call a supervisor or return the package to an Amazon warehouse.
Or, apparently, they can steal it.
“Checks and audits are part of overall quality programs and are administered at random,” Amazon told Business Insider.