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Old 03 October 2009, 06:43 PM
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Icon18 Urban myths fuel 2010 fears

E-mails containing urban myths originating from overseas websites are giving South Africa a negative image and causing "unnecessary panic" before the World Cup, police have warned.

Recent e-mails containing information downloaded from www.snopes.com - a US website - are being sent to South Africans with headlines such as: "Is this what is going to happen to the tourists when they reach beautiful Africa in 2010?" and "Come on 2010 visitors, we criminals have new techniques to try on you."

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