- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - A sheriff’s department in Southern California is warning people about a fake Facebook page that claims to be the Moreno Valley Police Department. Officials say the fake page shared a fake news article about a triple murder that did not happen.

The Press Enterprise reports (https://bit.ly/2hfoFRi ) that Riverside County Sheriff’s Department provides police services in Moreno Valley and operates a legitimate Facebook page at www.facebook.com/morenovalleypolice . The real page has been regularly updated for about two years.

Officials say the fake account was created Saturday, Dec. 10, and uses the same profile and cover photos as the real page. It has also posted some of the same items.

Sheriff’s Department spokesman Armando Munoz says users should not click on or share posts from the fake page, which could contain computer viruses.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, https://www.pe.com


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