Friday, 14 June 2013 - 5:32pm |
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Social media letter a hoax

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Police say a letter circulating on social media warning drivers not to flash their headlights at oncoming cars as they could become the victim of gang initiation is a hoax.

This is on the letter head of the security company Chubb and makes reference to police.

The message is a recurring hoax and should be ignored. Variations on the message have been circulating for many years and re-appear every so often.

Police urge anyone receiving the letter via social media or email to delete it and ignore it.

Do not forward it and if you are aware of someone discussing the letter then tell them it is a hoax.

Police first issued a warning about a variant of this message in February 2008. It is believed to have been around for up to 20 years and originated overseas.


Issued by: Grant Ogilvie, Police National Headquarters, 027 236 9974