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Victoria's Secret dismisses conspiracy theories alleging inventory tags embedded in bras and underwear are being used for sex trafficking

Victoria's Secret dismisses conspiracy theories alleging inventory tags embedded in bras and underwear are being used for sex trafficking

Victoria's Secret dismissed a conspiracy theory alleging that RFID tags embedded in its bras and underwear are being used as tracking devices. The claims appear in a series of recent social media posts alleging the lingerie company has been using the technology for sex trafficking purposes. In recent years, RFID, which stands for radio-frequency identification, has become a popular technology used for real-time inventory tracking among retailers including Lululemon, L Brands, and Uniqlo. "We only use this technology in our back room and sales floors to help us manage inventory”

Victoria's Secret rejected a conspiracy theory circulating online claiming RFID tags in its bras and underwear are being use for human trafficking.

In a series of posts circulating on social media, users falsely allege that the radio-frequency identification tags — which are commonly used in the industry to track inventory in real-time — are tied to sex trafficking.

"We only use this technology in our back room and sales floors to help us manage inventory so that our associates can efficiently support our customers' needs," a Victoria's Secret spokesperson said.

The allegations come amid a related conspiracy theory circulating social media tying Wayfair to sex trafficking efforts involving expensive cabinets, which the online furniture seller has also denied.

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