(Fargo, ND) -- Fargo Police are alerting the public of a text message scam occurring in the community.
Concerned residents have contacted the Department about a text message they've received from an unknown number. The message claims a loved one had been kidnaped and demands to have money transferred in exchange for their release. The message has been accompanied with a photo of a female who appears to be tied up, followed by an photo of a gun.
Officers say this is a scam, and to not respond. They add to never give out personal info, like bank numbers.