Police in Barnsley are quashing rumours about attempted child abductions in the town.
Speculation has been rife on social media but police probes into allegations have found no evidence of offences.
Detective Chief Inspector Deb Mahmood, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “We have investigated the matters and I am satisfied that no offences have been committed.
“Whilst people will be concerned about what they have heard, there is no cause for alarm.
“We are aware of the comments made on Facebook however at this time no offences have come to light.
“We are increasing patrols in the town centre this weekend and will take positive action around any information that we receive.”