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Warning: Re-posted missing person on social media is a false report


Social Media Warning:

An inactive website called dednews.com is posting false reports of missing persons – including a false report about a missing person named Kitty Collins from Apopka. The site's false missing persons alert has been re-posted on local Apopka Facebook pages.

The Apopka Police Department confirmed there was no missing person report filed on Kitty Collins.

The website dednews.com is not active, but a google search of dednews.com will generate several posts with missing persons with the name “kitty collins” from several cities across the United States with the same photo.

This is the photo on the re-post. This is the photo on the Facebook re-post.

Opening the post reveals this text:

“A apopka woman is missing, and apopka Police Department are urging the public to contact with any information that could lead to her safe return home.

kitty collins , has not been in contact with any of her family since Saturday, august 14 at approximately 9 a.m.

The woman ’s family says she has not read any of the messages they have sent to her mobile phone.

A Missing Person report was filed with the apopka Police Department.

If you have seen kitty or have any information about her contact TAPD 12 – 453 -798-5643"



False Missing Person's Report, Internet Hoax


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