The Greenville Police Department is warning of a text message scam involving someone claiming to be a part of a drug cartel.
Police said individuals are receiving text messages threatening to harm them or a member of their family unless they pay money.
“The person sending the texts and threats claims to be a member of a Mexican Cartel,” said Greenville PD online. “Graphic pictures are sometimes sent with the text messages.”
This isn’t the first time these types of scams have been reported, with police stating there have been incidents similar to this occurring in numerous states over the last several years.
The Greenville Police Department said if you receive a phone call or text message like this, please report immediately to the FBI at: https://ic3.gov/Home/FileComplaint