- Social media users shared screenshots of the cabinets, which cost upwards of $12,000, 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."
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Wayfair on Friday shot down a conspiracy theory involving sex trafficking and expensive cabinets listed on its website.
According to the theory, the cabinets in question were in fact missing children, who could be purchased through Wayfair's website.
A Reddit user flagged the cabinets as suspicious on Thursday, alongside screenshots of their sale prices of between $12,699.99 and $14,499.99.
"Is it possible Wayfair involved in Human trafficking with their WFX Utility collection? Or are these just extremely overpriced cabinets?" the user posted.
Some social media users pointed out that the names of the cabinets Neriah, Yaritza, Samiyah, and Alyvia ostensibly matched 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.
Wayfair said there's nothing nefarious about the cabinets, however, which were listed by a third-party seller.
"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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