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Old 09 April 2009, 05:40 AM
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Icon401 Kidnap digital ruse; E-mail ‘urban legend’

An e-mail warning parents of hideously innovative tricks employed by kidnappers to kidnap children is being circulated in Kuwait. However, when Arab Times traced the e-mail’s source, it was found to be an “urban legend”, a fabricated story.

http://www.arabtimesonline.com/kuwai...d=30938&ccid=9
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Old 14 November 2009, 07:37 PM
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Icon220 Asda child abduction text message hoax

Supermarket chain Asda has quashed rumours of a child abduction at its Huddersfield store as“absolute nonsense.”

Thousands of texts have been sent to mobile phone users across the town this week claiming a three-year-old girl was snatched inside the Bradford Road store.

The text claims the store locked its doors while a search was carried out and the youngster was found minutes later in a toilet with two Romanian women.

One woman is alleged to have been shaving the girl’s head while the other dressed her in boys’ clothing.

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local...6081-25164844/
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Icon220 Police: Westfield Franklin Park abduction story untrue

A persistent and startling story about the alleged attempted abduction of a young girl from the bathroom of a local shopping mall is untrue and has circulated widely through e-mail, authorities said.

The tall tale involves a teenage girl whose mother screamed to alert mall security when she saw the girl unresponsive and being carried out by two men from the food court bathroom at Westfield Franklin Park.

In most variations of the rumor, the girl's hair was disguised in some way by being shaved, dyed, or covered with a wig.

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll...WS16/101219594
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