Authorities alert public to fake police warning circulating on social media

Mar 19 2019, 7:49 pm

Montreal police are warning about a fake publication notice that has been circulating on social media.

The false publication claims that the SPVM has sent a warning about a plot to commit sexual assault, according to the news release.

“This message is false. No cases of this nature have been reported in Montreal,” says the SPVM.

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The fake document, which includes the Ville de Montreal logo and the SPVM badge icon addresses women who are walking from “home, school, or anywhere” to avoid a “little boy crying and asking you to take him to an address he has on a piece of paper.”

The falsified publication says to take the supposed crying boy to a police department and that “this is new way gang rape. The incident is getting worse by the day [sic].”

It ends by saying “please make sure you share!!”

The SPVM urges citizens to be very cautious and to verify the sources of messages before sharing it with contacts.