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Beware of doomsday scams, police say

By Ma Lie and Lu Hongyan in Xi'an | China Daily | Updated: 2012-12-17 07:48

Police nationwide are warning the public to be wary of "end of the world" scams.

The approach on Friday of so-called doomsday, based on the ancient Mayan calendar, has caused some unrest and panic-buying, according to authorities.

Last week, police in Wangcang county, Sichuan province, detained two men who were spreading information about the "end of the world" prophecy and trying to persuade residents to join a cult, China News Service reported over the weekend.

Beware of doomsday scams, police say

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