MGN Online

Published: Apr 11, 2013 10:29 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 11, 2013 10:39 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Fort Myers Police Department received calls on Wednesday from local citizens in reference to a strange text message they had received on their smart phones. Officers say this is not a legitimate text from the police department.

The text message stated the following:

"FRMPOLICE FM URGENT please call  01137322311187"

Officers want people to know that this is not a legitimate text from FMPD and that police would not randomly contact citizens via text message.

Citizens should always be wary of scams and anyone who may ask for personal information through phone calls, texts or the internet.

Anyone who receives a text like this should contact their phone service provider.