Police Warn About Hoax Text Message - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Police Warn About Hoax Text Message

Posted: Updated:

Police Departments around the country are warning about a fake text message that suggest violent gang initiations to take place at Wal-Marts across the U.S.

The message warns women to avoid Wal-Mart saying something like: "Do not go to Wal-Mart. There is supposed to be a gang initiation where they will kill three women."

Police say if you receive one of these messages, do not forward it on. It only evokes fear in others.

There are several reports about where the messages originally came from. Some say Miami, Florida, where there was a recent gang incident at a Wal-Mart there. Other reports say they came from somewhere in Tennessee