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Social media thinks Wayfair is part of a child trafficking operation

The conspiracy is being compared to Pizzagate, a theory that linked Hilary Clinton’s 2016 campaign to a pizzeria accused of human trafficking.

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

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

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One Reddit user theorized that the missing children’s names 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 missing children, and the first names are used by the site.

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

The conspiracy is being compared to #Pizzagate, a debunked right-wing conspiracy that linked Hilary Clinton’s 2016 campaign to a pizzeria that was accused of human trafficking. children in the basement.

The rumors on missing children being trafficked at Wayfair’s warehouses are already being debunked as many names flowing around the controversy are children that have already been found.

Mumin was missing last month, but she was found in her hometown, the Courier Daily reported.

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

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

Durett, 16, went missing in the Hermann Park on December 14, 2017, but she was found one week later.

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In an email to Newsweek, a Wayfair spokeswoman has denied the accusations, saying, “There is, of course, no truth to these claims.”

“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,” the spokeswoman said. “We have temporarily removed the products from the 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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