Fake Miami-Dade County letter making rounds on social media

MIAMI (WSVN) - A letter claiming to be an official Miami-Dade County memo is making the rounds on social media, and Miami-Dade Police are calling it a hoax.

Officials said the fake document, which is printed on paper that looks like county letterhead, is being posted on social media and being sent via text message.

According to the fake letter, if residents find a child crying on the road who asks to be taken to a certain address, take them to the police station instead. Police said this is a new way for gang members to rape women.

Miami-Dade Police, however, said Wednesday that this is a fake letter and, indeed, a hoax.

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