Rochester police warning public of text message scam

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester Police Department is warning the public of a text message scam.

According to police, a scammer sends a text message where they threaten harm against the victim’s family unless the scammer is paid. The scammer will also send a photograph of violent content.

If you receive one of these messages, police are urging you to call 911 or 311.

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