If you purchase a single pair of sunglasses for the spring and summer, chances are pretty good that you're considering a pair from Ray-Ban, one of the most popular and influential brands of eyewear. And if you think of any popular style of sunglasses, chances are also good that you're picturing a style that was developed by Ray-Ban. But have you ever stopped to think about where the Ray-Ban name came from, or for how many decades stylish men have been wearing the brand's sunglasses?
Recently, we've observed a new wave of scams on Facebook. Crooks are luring social network users to visit bogus Ray-Ban e-shops and buy heavily discounted sunglasses there. Victims' payment card details are at risk.
The spam ads are spread via hacked Facebook accounts that attackers have taken control of using malware and social engineering tactics. Subsequently, without the owner's consent, they post pictures promoting fake Ray-Ban sunglasses with discounts as high as 90%.
Among 12-packs of "Rand on a Stick" freedom paddles, NSA Spy Cam blockers, and other quirky paraphernalia, presidential candidate Rand Paul's online campaign store also sold a product at "the intersection of politics and cool" -- Rand-branded Wayfarer sunglasses. But after a complaint lodged by eyewear manufacturer Ray-Ban, the campaign store has pulled them from its virtual shelves.
Sen. Rand Paul's presidential campaign has reportedly stopped selling Ray-Ban Wayfarers imprinted with the "Rand" logo, after the sunglasses company complained that the campaign didn't have consent.
The $150 sunglasses, described on Mr. Paul's website as "the intersection of politics and cool," were for sale as recently as Tuesday, The Hill reported.
"We learned that the Rand Paul campaign had been selling Ray-Ban sunglasses imprinted with the 'Rand' logo without our consent," Jane Lehman, who handles corporate media at Ray-Ban's parent company Luxottica, told The Hill.