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San Angelo PD warns public about social media scam

Someone with a 210 area code is contacting pet owners on the "Help Me Get Home" page, telling them they have their pet and asking the owner to request a 6-digit code
Credit: San Angelo Police Department

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Police Department said Friday it has been made aware of an unknown person/scammer with a 210 area code who has been contacting pet owners on the "Help me Get Home" Facebook page.

The SAPD said the scammer advised the pet owner they have their animal and a six-digit code will be sent to their phone to help 'verify' they are the pet's owner.

The unknown person then requests the six-digit code for photographs of the "lost pet." 

"This a scam and what they are potentially trying to do is obtain a verification code to gain access to one of the owner's accounts," the SAPD said.

The department asks if you're contacted by this scammer to not engage with them and to contact the SAPD desk duty officer at 325-481-2696 or the non-emergency dispatch 325-657-4315, if you are a victim of this scam or have any questions.

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