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False Claim: Attempted Kidnappings at Spur Restaurants

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A false claim on attempted kidnappings at Spur Restaurant play areas are doing the rounds on Kimberley Facebook Groups and WhatsApp Groups.

When this false claim first surfaced in South Africa about 2 years ago, Spur Corporation launched an investigation, starting with those who posted it.  The investigation could not produce a trace of any evidence or any reports to substantiate the claims.  After the investigation Spur Corporation stated in a media release “None of the posters of this message have been able to reference the CPF report mentioned. There has never been any customer complaint, nor any report to the South African Police, of any nature pertaining to the above incident.”
We assure all readers that child safety is of the highest priority to us therefore all Spur play areas are equipped with camera’s and have child minders who are there to protect children from any potential harm.
While we can understand why this message has been re-posted so many times as this is an extremely emotive subject, we encourage people to identify the source and the validity of such claims before sharing them.  In order to protect our brand, and the reputation of our franchisees and staff, we kindly ask that you delete this malicious and slanderous mail and if you receive it, to refrain from re-posting it as the sharing of this defamatory message could result in legal action.

Everyone needs to realize that posting, forwarding or sharing unsubstantiated claims on social media and messaging platforms may hold dire legal implications.

The Complete Media Release by the Spur Corporation on 13 November 2015

“To all concerned customers,

We’ve been made aware of yet another false kidnapping claim message going around on Social Media. The message states; “CPF have reported that attempts to abduct children have been carried out at Spur restaurants from play areas.”

We’d like to assure you that the above information is completely false, unfounded and sensationalist; and that there has never been a kidnapping or attempted kidnapping at a Spur restaurant.

On first receipt of this mischievous post 2 years ago, Spur Corporation took the matter very seriously and started investigating with those who posted it. None of the posters of this message have been able to reference the CPF report mentioned. There has never been any customer complaint, nor any report to the South African Police, of any nature pertaining to the above incident.

We assure all readers that child safety is of the highest priority to us therefore all Spur play areas are equipped with camera’s and have child minders who are there to protect children from any potential harm.

While we can understand why this message has been re-posted so many times as this is an extremely emotive subject, we encourage people to identify the source and the validity of such claims before sharing them.  In order to protect our brand, and the reputation of our franchisees and staff, we kindly ask that you delete this malicious and slanderous mail and if you receive it, to refrain from re-posting it as the sharing of this defamatory message could result in legal action.

If you have any further queries please contact our customer care team on 086 000 7787

Regards

Spur Steak Ranches

Copy a the false Spur Kidnapping Facebook Post

Copy a the false Spur Kidnapping Facebook Post

Media Release No Kidnappings At Spur

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