Instagram Is Not an Ecommerce Platform, Furby Fans Learn the Hard Way

Buyer beware.

WHY (Photo: gilbertofilho

WHY (Photo: gilbertofilho

The Associated Press reports that, “Thailand’s craze for the fluffy, owl-like robotic toy “Furby” has led to an online scam that cost dozens of victims a combined $200,000.” A teenager who posted an ad on Instagram took their money, but did not deliver the Furbies as promised.

How something that looks like a Satanic alien kitten could inspire such devotion remains a mystery.

(h/t The Daily Dot)