If you live in Oregon, you may have been sent a phony Amber Alert.
The text reads: “AMBER ALERT! Albany area-2 little girls kidnapped around noon. Suspect is driving brown jeep liberty. Plate number 43 6519 please send to everyone.”
The alert was cancelled when the mother and children were brought into custody in Wisconsin. Officials are unclear as to why a Wisconsin alert was broadcast in Oregon, but are very concerned. False information such as this can impact the programs effectiveness and lower the public’s confidence in the system.
While any new bogus alerts should be reported, officials would like to stress that anyone receiving a text message with this information should not report it.