Fake Amber Alert in lake area - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Fake Amber Alert in lake area

From KPLC Staff:

UPDATE: According to news stations in Maryland, Iowa, and Oregon this fake Amber Alert has made the rounds in those states as well. To see if an Amber Alert is official, click here.

A fake Amber Alert was circulating around the lake area Monday night. The text message said a 7-year-old girl had been abducted in Lake Charles. Lake Charles Police Department and the Calcasieu Sheriff's Office both said they had no record of a local Amber Alert and believed it was a fake.

KPLC 7 News did some checking online, and found that a very similar text alert had circulated in Utah late Sunday. The text message alert was the same right down to the vehicle description and license tag. KSL-TV is reporting that Utah's Attorney General is investigating the fake alert.



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