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Valdosta citizens report receiving explicit texts from unknown sender

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Posted at 3:55 PM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 14:30:30-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - Police are warning about unsolicited text messages circulating the area that contain explicit content.

The Valdosta Police Department says that several citizens have alerted them that they were receiving unsolicited texts.

They say that the message contains wording that makes it seem as though the sender lives on your street or shares a mutual friend with you.

However, the messages also contain a link, normally to an explicit website, that the sender tried to get you to click on.

Police are urging citizens not to click on or open any attachments/files from unverified sources.

They also recommend that you avoid responding to these messages and instead block the sender's number if you are able.