Social media thinks Wayfair part of child trafficking operation

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A Wayfair walkout participant holds a sign saying “Don’t look elsewhere” in Copley Square on June 26, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Wayfair sold more than $ 200,000 in bedroom furniture to a Texas detention center for migrant children. (Photo by Scott Eisen / Getty Images)

Wayfair, the American online furniture retailer, is accused of child trafficking and money laundering.

An article on a subreddit called r / conspiracy showed products like cupboards and pillows with the names of missing children, sold for thousands of dollars – seemingly much more than they are worth.

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A Reddit user speculated that the names of the missing children matched the product names of several Wayfair storage cabinets, and that people were paying for the children through the website, the Courier Daily reported.

Samiyah Mumun, Samara Duplessis, Yaritza Castro, Cameron James Dziedzic, Mary Durett, and Kylah Coleman are the names of the missing children, and the first names are used by the site.

The cabinets named “Neriah”, “Yaritza”, “Samiyah” and “Alyvia” were sold at around $ 13,000 each, Gizmondo reported.

The plot is compared to #Pizzagate, a demystified right-wing plot that linked the 2016 Hilary Clinton campaign to a pizzeria accused of human trafficking. children in the basement.

Rumors that missing children are trafficked from Wayfair warehouses have already been refuted, as many of the names surrounding the controversy are children who have already been found.

Mumin disappeared last month, but was found in her hometown, le Courier Daily reported.

Another missing person who was safely recovered is Duplessis, a 13-year-old girl from Michigan.

Dziedzic was found by police on April 2, 2020 in Calvert County.

Durett, 16, disappeared in Hermann Park on December 14, 2017, but was found a week later.

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In an email to Newsweek, a Wayfair spokesperson denied the charges, saying, “There is, of course, no truth to these allegations. ”

“The products in question are industrial quality cabinets at an exact price. Recognizing that the photos and descriptions provided by the supplier did not adequately explain the high price, ”said the spokesperson. “We have temporarily removed the products from the site to rename them and to provide a more in-depth description and photos that accurately describe the product to clarify the price.” ”

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