Wayfair shoots down conspiracy theory about child sex trafficking and expensive cabinets
- Wayfair on Friday rejected a conspiracy theory involving sex-trafficking allegations and expensive cabinets listed on its website.
- Social-media users shared screenshots of the cabinets, which cost upward of $14,000, and speculated that the items were in fact missing children who could be purchased through Wayfair's website.
- "There is, of course, no truth to these claims," a Wayfair spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider. "The products in question are industrial grade cabinets that are accurately priced."
Wayfair on Friday rejected a conspiracy theory involving sex trafficking and expensive cabinets listed on its website.
Social-media users speculated that the cabinets in question were missing children who could be purchased through Wayfair's website.A Reddit user flagged the cabinets as suspicious on Thursday and posted screenshots of their sale prices of between $12,699.99 and $14,499.99.Advertisement
—Darrian (@darrianperdue) July 10, 2020"Is it possible Wayfair involved in Human trafficking with their WFX Utility collection? Or are these just extremely overpriced cabinets?" the user wrote.
Some social-media users said the names of the cabinets — Neriah, Yaritza, Samiyah, and Alyvia — appeared to match the names of missing children.After the post picked up steam on social media, the cabinet listings suddenly disappeared from Wayfair's website. This generated even more suspicion.
—Melissa Perez: (@NooRemorse) July 10, 2020
Wayfair said there was nothing nefarious about the cabinets, however."There is, of course, no truth to these claims," a Wayfair spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider. "The products in question are industrial grade cabinets that are accurately priced. Recognizing that the photos and descriptions provided by the supplier did not adequately explain the high price point, we have temporarily removed the products from site to rename them and to provide a more in-depth description and photos that accurately depict the product to clarify the price point."
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