CASPER, Wyo —The Laramie Police Department said Friday that residents are being targeted by a text scam that lists the receiver’s name and members of the receiver’s family along with pictures of graphic violence
“The text message contains graphic and gruesome pictures of dismembered, beheaded and mutilated corpses and a threat to kill the receiver’s family if they do not pay the sender money.,” said Laramie PD. A phone number is provided for the receiver to call to make arrangements for payment.
Laramie PD said all of the personal information the sender is using, including addresses and names of family, can be accessed on public websites, similar to white pages online.
“If you receive this type of text ignore it and block the number it is coming from,” said Laramie PD.
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