UnicornPlushy People are suspecting that they're selling people in these large boxes/storage cabinets on Wayfair. They all are the same product but have different names, all female names. And they are all priced $10-15k more than the cabinet sold elsewhere. #ChildTrafficking

Wayfair Human Trafficking Conspiracy Theory

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Wayfair Human Trafficking Conspiracy Theory is a conspiracy theory that suggests that the website of the American furniture retailer Wayfair is being used for the purposes of human trafficking, with unusually-named and highly-priced items such as storage cabinets and pillows being used as placeholders for sold humans.

Origin

On July 9th, 2020, Redditor[1] PrincessPeach made a post in /r/conspiracy subreddit in which they suggested that the storage cabinets sold by seller WFX Utility on Wayfair, priced in the $12,700-$14,500 range and having distinctive names such as "Neriah" and "Yaritza", could be used as placeholders for humans sold by human traffickers. The post received over 890 upvotes in one day (shown below).


Posted by u/PrincessPeach1987 21 hours ago 897 Is it possible Wayfair involved in Human trafficking with their WFX Utility collection? Or are these just extremely overpriced cabinets? (Note the names of the cabinets) this makes me sick to my stomach if it's true :( 4:46 l LTE D A wayfair.com Q Find anything home. Neriah Storage Cabinet Yaritza Storage Cabinet by WFX Utility M by WFX UtilityM $14,499.99 $13,799.99 $16,813.00 $15,975.00 FREE Shipping FREE Shipping Samiyah 5 -Shelf Storage cabinet by WFX Utility M Alyvia Storage Cabinet by WFX Utility M $12,899.99 $12,699.99 S14,711.00 $14,924.00

Spread

In the thread, Redditor[2] Forsaken-Clock wrote that they reported the items to the human trafficking hotline, with a case being opened. Approximately six hours after the post was made on Reddit,[3] all the items mentioned in the post were removed from the site, although the pages could still be accessed via Google Cache.[4][5][6]

On July 9th, 2020, Twitter[7] user @UnicordPlushy made a tweet about the conspiracy which gained over 1,500 retweets and 2,000 likes (shown below, left). In the thread, Twitter[8] user @cierror404 pointed out that an eight-piece storage cabinet set sold by WFX Utility was priced at $1,270 compared to the items discovered by PrincessPeach.


A C AB @UnicornPlushy People are suspecting that they're selling people in these large boxes/storage cabinets on Wayfair. They all are the same product but have different names, all female names. And they are all priced $10-15k more than the cabinet sold elsewhere. #ChildTrafficking Q Find anything home.. Dy wrA UTiinrym $12,899.99 Dy wrA UTIIry $12,699.99 $14,924.00 $14,71.00 Neriah Storage Cabinet Yaritza Storage Cabinet by WFX Utility M FREE Shipping FREE Shipping by WFX UtilityM $14,499.99 $13,799.99 3. $16,813.00 $15,975.00 Anabel 5 -Shelf Aanya Storage Cabinet Storage cabinet by WFX Utility M FREE Shipping FREE Shipping by WFX Utility M $10,999.99 $10,899.99 $12,504.00 $12,609.00 FREE Shipping FREE Shipping 11:24 AM - Jul 9, 2020 - Twitter for Android Ms. Springtime @cierror404 Replying to @UnicornPlushy And yet this EIGHT PIECE cabinet set is only $1270 9:40 A wayfair.com / Garage Storage Cabinets / SKU: WOo1333980 Black/Metallic Gray Festus 8 Piece Storage Cabinet Set (Part number: 40E84C2459714BA596CBC69 See More from WFX Utility™ (Shop Rating 4.6/5 4.9 8 Reviews

On the same day, Twitter[9] user @edmmariluna made a tweet about the conspiracy that received over 56,200 retweets and 127,800 likes in one day (shown below, left). Twitter[10] user @KerraKing discovered a collection of pillows and shower curtains priced at $9,990 sold by seller Bungalow Rose through the website (shown below, right).


Luna @edmmariluna Here's a sketchy thing I saw today & did some searches @UnicornPlushy 12:03 Q Search Wayfair People are suspecting that they're selling people in these large boxes/ 2,175 items T1 Sort * Filter storage cabinets on Wayfair. They all are the same product but have different names, all female names. And 10+ more stories by October 2019, fewer than five children [PDF] were in immigration detention facilities on the . © The Cut 2019/06 - what-happ.. O E The New York Times o U.S. Loses Track of Another 1500 Migrant Children, Investigators Find Sep 18, 2018 - "As communicated to What Happened at the Wayfair Employee Walkout? - The Cut Jun 27, 2019 - We spoke with an organizer of the Wayfair Walkout about what really happened at the protest, and what happens next. + 37 ... 1:26 PM · Jul 9, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone nonessential girl @KierraKing Replying to @edmmariluna It's in almost every section.. this is on AS I SPEAK. see for yourself.I looked up throw pillows high to low. a wayfair.com – Private 11:36 7 wayfair.com- Private Q Find anything home. Find anything home. FREE Shipping FREE Shipping Ealey Zodiac Sign Astrological Constellation Durrett Zodiac Sign Astrological Constellation Personalized Throw Personalized Throw Pillow Pillow by Bungalow Rose by Bungalow Rose $9,999.00 $9,999.00 FREE Shipping Dunston Zodiac Sign Astrological Constellation FREE Shipping Eagan Zodiac Sign Astrological Constellation 12:37 AM · Jul 10, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone >

On June 10th, several 4chan threads about the conspiracy were created on 4chan's /pol/ board.[12][13]

Yandex Searches

Several users, including Redditor[11] Forsaken-Clock, reported that searching the SKU codes of the suspected items on the Russian search engine Yandex (in the "us scr [WAYFAIR SKU]" format) produces images of prepubescent girls. However, in fact any random combination of numbers preceded by "src usa" produces similar results.

Snopes Review

On July 10th, 2020, fact-checking website Snopes reviewed the theory, rating it as false.[14]

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