Saturday, March 18, 2017

Message Warns that Black South Africans Are Planning “Something Big” for April 6

Centurion Rekord [South Africa]
18 March 2017

Jason Milford

A fearsome message inflicting unimaginable destruction has spread like wildfire in Pretoria warning people that Black South African citizens are planning something ‘big’.

People all over social media platforms and WhatsApp crime prevention groups are scratching their heads, trying to figure out where the message is coming from.

The person who constructed the message, said the following:

“Listen carefully. On the 6th April I need you to be very careful. Book off from work. Tell everybody to stay home. The kids too. The blacks are planning something very big in PTA and JHB and surrounding areas that day. This is not a game.” […]

Monday, March 13, 2017

Rumors of Crime by Foreigners Followed Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011

The Mainichi [Japan]
13 March 2017

SENDAI -- Fake rumors of rampant crime by foreigners in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami six years ago were believed by over 80 percent of respondents here in a recent survey who said they had heard them, it has been learned.

Tohoku Gakuin University professor Kwak Kihwan, who specializes in co-existing society studies, conducted a survey on the rumors in September and October last year. […]

A total of 51.6 percent of respondents said they had heard rumors of crime by foreigners in the disaster areas. Of these, 86.2 percent responded that they had either "largely" or "somewhat" believed the rumors. When asked what crimes had been rumored, with multiple answers permitted, "looting and theft" took the top spot at 97 percent, followed by "damage to corpses" (24.4 percent), and "rape and assault" (19.1 percent). When asked who they thought had committed the crimes, again with multiple answers permitted, 63 percent said "Chinese," 24.9 percent said "Koreans," and 22.7 percent answered "people from Southeast Asia." […]

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Robbers Pose as Detergent Salesmen, Drug Victims (South Africa)

Highway Mail [South Africa]
8 March 2017

It was suggested that the detergent products contain a substance which causes residents to lose consciousness while the men conduct a demonstration of their products.

Deshni Ramkissoon-Pillay

WESTVILLE police have confirmed that a warning against Abomama products is false and residents should not be alarmed.

According to a post that went viral earlier this week, three men travelling in a red Golf 2 around the Westville area were seen selling household detergent products. It is suggested that these products contain a substance which causes residents to lose consciousness while the men conduct a demonstration of their products. The men are then said to ransack the home.

This is the Whatsapp post that is doing its rounds.