Hoax: Text message warning of gang activity at stores

(WFLX) - There is concern about a widespread hoax underway in South Florida.

People across the area have been telling Fox 29 they've been receiving text messages warning them about the threat of gang activity and violence at local stores.

We've checked with law enforcement across our area. They tell us the messages are a hoax, and there is no truth to the threats.

The original fake message apparently started showing up in 2005, and for, some reason, it's re-appeared.

There is no word yet on how the messages are being texted to such a wide audience.