Police: Miami, Oklahoma school threats were result of Facebook hack

Posted: 1:20 PM, Mar 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-20 18:25:35Z

MIAMI, Okla. -- Police in Miami said threats that were made against Miami Public Schools Tuesday were the result of a Facebook hack.

Officials with the Miami Police Department said a citizen fell victims to multiple scams, which resulted in his Facebook account being hacked and the threats being posted on his Facebook page. 

Police said one scam involved the citizen sending money to someone overseas after meeting on a dating website, and another involved fake tech support for his newly purchased laptop. 

Police said they have received several calls about alleged threats. The department advises citizens to not give out personal information over the phone to people that you do now know. 

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