Published: Apr 28, 2010 10:53 AM EDT

Charlotte County, Fla.-An amber alert circulating across Southwest Florida--is a hoax.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office tells WINK News they've received several calls about a possible abduction in Port Charlotte.

The information was sent via text message to area residents and claimed a 3 year-old boy taken by a man driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Deputies want you to know the message is apparently a hoax--and there is no real report of a child abduction.