" Just Jeans has become the latest victim of a social media hoax after a Facebook user started a fake profile in the retailer's name and taunted customers for around 12 hours yesterday.
The unidentified prankster created a profile called "Just Jeans" with
the retailer's logo and conversed with users on the clothing retailer's
Facebook page, Fairfax Digital reports.
One customer was told their comment was "so last year" while others were
directed to an online "voucher" which reportedly directed them to a
photo of ex-AFL player Ben Cousins that Fairfax described as
Another customer who logged on to post a positive message about the
retailer's customer service was told one staff member had "filed a
complaint" against her.
Some users vented their anger at the prank posts, with one complaining of her "rude" and "appalling" treatment.
Just Jeans has since apologised and said it is investigating the posts.
sorry for any upset that has been caused, we are doing everything we
can to address the matter as soon as possible,'' the retailed said in a
Just Jeans is not the first victim of a Facebook hoaxer masquerading as a business.
In November, budget airline Jetstar's brand name was hijacked on
Facebook by a prankster who abused customers and told some their flights
had been cancelled "
Just Jeans has become the latest victim of a social media hoax