Police Warn of Text Message Scam


According to Texarkana, Texas Police they were contacted today by citizens who received electronic messages threatening their arrest if they failed to contact an unnamed law enforcement agency. Law enforcement agencies do not typically communicate their intent to arrest a person in this manner.

These types of contacts normally result in the offending party demanding financial information or payment in the form of wire transfers or money orders.

Police say legitimate communications of this type are usually conducted in person or through certified mail. No one should ever provide anyone with personal information such as bank accounts, pin numbers or Social Security numbers or transfer money to people they are not familiar with.

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