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Old 26 February 2011, 08:50 AM
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Default South Africa falls for horror cash-for-organs stunt

The authorities in South Africa have been duped by a "cash-for-organs" hoax, which turned out to be a publicity stunt for an upcoming horror film.

"We pay the best prices for all your body parts and organs," read pamphlets widely circulated in Johannesburg city.

Police were reported to be trying to track down "Dr Uba", who advertised quick and painless same-day procedures.
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Old 26 February 2011, 11:15 AM
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Cash-for-organs is an actual problem here, so I suppose the authorities may be a little over-sensitive.

ETA: as, I see, the BBC article does mention.
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