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Fort Myers police warn of text scam

Fort Myers police warn of text scam

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Apr 11, 2013

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fort Myers police are warning about a text scam after receiving numerous phone calls on Wednesday.

FMPD started receiving calls from local citizens about a strange text message they had received on their smart phones. The text message stated the following:

“FRMPOLICE FM URGENT please call 01137322311187”

It turns out the it was not a legitimate text from FMPD.  The department does not randomly contact citizens via text message.

FMPD wants to remind residents to always be wary of scams and anyone who may ask for personal information through phone calls, texts or the internet. Anyone who receives a text like this should contact their phone service provider.