Updated: June 09, 2021 11:02 AM
Created: June 09, 2021 10:59 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester Police want you to be aware of a texting scam involving violent threats against victims.
Police say the setup involves a scammer texting a victim to demand money. Until money is sent, police say the scammer threatens harm against the victim's family and sends a photograph of violent content to the victim.
Police say to call 911 or 311 if you receive this text.
SCAM ALERT-RPD has become aware of a text message scam where the scammer threatens harm against the victim's family and sends a photograph of violent content to the victim, unless the scammer is paid. When in doubt, call 911 or 311! pic.twitter.com/hvidu6hvpz
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