TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – The state’s attorney general is issuing a warning for all Floridians about a new texting scam.
Attorney General Ashley Moody says the scam entices victims with suggestive messages – some even containing a picture of a young woman asking to meet.
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The Better Business Bureau shared the following example:
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“Hello, are you John? It’s Amanda. We chatted on Tinder before when I came to visit my cousin, but we never met IRL. I’m back in town if you want to meet up this time, are you free?”
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Officials remind everyone to never click on links from unfamiliar phone numbers, block the number, delete the message and never send personal or financial information to an unknown messenger.