The “Wayfair conspiracy” or “Wayfairgate” has been making rounds online on Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok. And, the more internet sleuths uncover bizarre details, the more the conspiracy is gaining steam.
The controversy began when a Redditor named PrincessPeach1987 made a post in the /r/conspiracy subreddit about storage cabinets sold by seller WFX Utility on Wayfair priced in the $12,700-$14,500 range. These items have bizarre distinctive names such as “Neriah” and “Yaritza” (which is odd for “industrial cabinets”). The user (who later stated that she was “involved in a local organization that helps victims of human trafficking”) suggested that this might be a front for child trafficking.
In the same thread, a Redditor named Forsaken-Clock wrote that they reported the items to the human trafficking hotline and that a case was reportedly opened. Approximately six hours after the post was made on Reddit, all the items mentioned in the post were removed from the site, although the pages could still be accessed via Google Cache (not anymore).
The conspiracy quickly became viral, forcing Wayfair to deny the rumors, while promptly removing all suspicious items from its listings. A few days after, Snopes chimed into the controversy with one of its legendary “fact-checks”, which, to some, is only further proof that there’s actually something going on there.
Is this a wild conspiracy theory or was an actual child trafficking network exposed? Here’s a look at the deep rabbit hole that is the Wayfair conspiracy.
The entire Wayfair debacle began when a user who was looking for high-end storage cabinets (and thus filtering results by highest price first), found bizarre articles with ridiculously high prices.
These item listings were deemed suspicious for several reasons. First, they appear to be grossly overpriced compared to similar items. Second, several listings had the same exact picture and the same specs but with different prices and item names. Speaking of which, these item names matched the name of actual missing girls – complete with rare or unique spellings.
It should be noted that some of these girls are not missing anymore (either found safe or dead). However, there appears to be a strange correlation between the name of these items and the name of actual missing girls – as if these names hinted to the actual purpose of these items.
As the story gained steam, other internet sleuths discovered more suspicious items on Wayfair. For instance, these throw pillows cost nearly $10,000.
The item description of these pillows appear to be automatically generated and contain no possible explanation for their exorbitant price.
The same company also sells products that are nearly identical at widely different price points.
Some explained these prices as a “glitch” or as a way of hiding out-of-stock items. I can guarantee you something: Massive online stores such as Wayfair do not experience massive pricing “glitches” and the process of tagging an item as “out-of-stock” is either automated or only a click away. In other words, there is absolutely no need for coming up with crazy prices.
Not the First Wayfair Controversy
In 2019, Wayfair employees organized a massive walkout because it was discovered that the company sold furniture to ICE detention centers.
Hundreds of employees signed a letter stating that Wayfair has a contract worth $200,000 of bedroom furniture with BCFS Health and Human Services that would be distributed to a facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas. That’s a bizarre contract to have for a “higher-end” online company. And, considering the fact that, for years, the massive flow of undocumented migrants has been a gold mine for child and human traffickers, the association is strange. For instance, it was recently reported that the U.S. government “lost track” of thousands of migrant children in the past years.
The article states:
“A top official with the Department of Health and Human Services told members of Congress on Thursday that the agency had lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children it placed with sponsors in the United States, raising concerns they could end up in the hands of human traffickers or be used as laborers by people posing as relatives.”
– NY Times, U.S. Loses Track of Another 1,500 Migrant Children, Investigators Find
Niraj Shah, the CEO of Wayfair also had to deal with some controversies relating to child abuse.
Niraj Shah is a billionaire businessman who became the director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 2017. He is also the head of the Shah Family Foundation which funds several organizations in the Boston area such as the Boys & Girls Club. In 2019, the Shah family got entangled in controversy when the Boys & Girls Club was linked to hundreds of cases of child abuse.
“More than 200 people across 30 states say that they were sexually abused as children by people with ties to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4 million children as the nation’s largest youth development nonprofit.
Boys & Girls Clubs’ employees, volunteers, and even other minors all abused 250 children, who were sometimes as young as 6, according to an investigation by Hearst Connecticut Media published Thursday. In some cases, administrators didn’t report the abuse to law enforcement, didn’t run adequate background checks on staffers now accused of abusing children, or didn’t follow the Boys & Girls Clubs’ safety guidelines.”
– Vice, Hundreds of Kids Across the Country Were Abused at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Report Reveals
Why are they still funding the Boys & Girls Club?
Every time there are accusations of elite child trafficking floating around, Newsweek feels the need to “debunk” it as soon as possible. So, in one of its “there’s nothing to see here” articles, Newsweek reached out to Wayfair who provided this statement:
“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, 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.”
The statement did not explain why items such as throw pillows were priced at thousands of dollars. Also, the Newsweek article did not attempt to investigate this story further, it simply attempted to shut it down (as it usually does). As a result, nearly all of the comments on this article were rather scathing. Here’s an example:
Snopes also felt the need to “fact-check” this story and concluded that it was “False”. The main reason? Wayfair said so. This is the same Snopes that answered the question “Did Melinda Gates Wear an Upside-Down Cross?” with “Mostly False” – although we could all see it with our own eyes in HD. The reason? Because the Church of Satan said that the inverted cross “did not prove allegiance to their church”. In other words: They just had to come up with a reason to say that the story was “false”.
I am not saying that this Wayfair story is undoubtedly true. However, it should not be shut down without a proper investigation. With that being said, this Wayfair story led to a bizarre discovery that is 100% true, verifiable and that could point towards an actual network of pedophiles.
While investigating Wayfair items, a Twitter user discovered that searching for suspicious items’ SKU number followed by the string “src usa” in the Russian search engine Yandex leads to upsetting search results: Young girls in “sexy” outfits. However, upon further investigation, it was discovered that this works with or without SKU numbers. One can search for “whatever srcusa” or “usasrc” and come up with pictures of girls (this is changing rapidly as Yandex appears to be scrambling to modify search results).
This is so obvious and verifiable that even disinformation site Snopes had to admit that there’s something strange is going on.
“As this rumor circulated on social media, people chimed in with additional “evidence” of Wayfair’s supposedly nefarious activities. For instance, some claimed that searching for the stock keeping unit number (SKU) associated with these items preceded by the term “src usa” on the Russian search engine Yandex returned images of young female children. This is, bizarrely, true. However, searching for just about any random string of numbers preceded by the “src usa” returns similar results. We reached out to Yandex for more information about the “src usa” search term, and will update this article accordingly”.
– Snopes, Is Wayfair Trafficking Children Via Overpriced Items?
Apparently, “src usa” is some sort of code in the sick world of “child lovers”. With that being said, here’s a picture posted by Tom Hanks on Instagram in 2016.
Last year, I posted an article on Isaac Kappy – the Hollywood actor who died in very bizarre circumstances after accusing a long list of celebrities of partaking in child abuse. One of these celebrities was Tom Hanks. The article states:
“For years now, Tom Hanks has been creeping people out with bizarre pictures of random single gloves, shoes or boots found on the ground, combined with strange captions. Many of the comments on these posts state that these pictures actually represent people who were killed or abducted by the occult elite.
About a month prior to Kappy’s death, Hanks (who was accused by Kappy of pedophilia) posted a picture of a glove on Route 66 (Kappy died on Route 66) with the caption: “Historic Route 66. Roadkill? I hope not! Hanx.”
Considering what was just discovered regarding “src usa”, the pictures posted by “Hanx” are creepier than ever. As an upsetting bonus, here’s another picture from Tom Hanks’ IG account.
At the moment, there is no way of proving the accusations against Wayfair. Nobody ordered an actual overpriced item and documented what happened afterward. However, the bizarre response to this story by media and Wayfair itself only proves that there might be something going on. If these “conspiracy theorists” are actually out of their minds, why would Wayfair scramble to remove these items from its site? Were they afraid of what would happen if someone actually ordered a “Samiyah” cabinet? Why did Wayfair say that the cabinets were “appropriately priced” because they’re “industrial-grade” while not explaining other items like the $9,999 throw pillows? Are those “industrial-grade” pillows as well?
The fact that media sources such as Snopes and Newsweek attempted to shut down this entire story instead of actually investigating it is also telling. Journalists are supposed to investigate stories, not shut them down with vague shortcuts. As usual, they deformed the story to make it seem as if the “conspiracy theorists” believe that children were delivered inside of the cabinets. Of course, that doesn’t make sense. Those investigating this are actually worried that these items might be a front – a gateway to child trafficking. Because, as you might know, the best place to hide something is in plain sight.
While this Wayfair story is still mostly based on speculations, there’s something extremely real and verifiable that came out of this: There’s something wrong with Yandex. The letters “USA SRC” and its derivatives appear to be an actual code for child abusers. The fact that “Hanx” clearly pictured these words in one of his creepy pictures (that were already suspected of being linked to child trafficking) is simply mind-blowing.
All of this mess needs to be investigated a soon as possible because these companies and organizations are currently scrambling to scrub all traces of their network from the net.
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