Did you get a predator alert on your phone in Volusia County? It was a mistake


VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL – Residents in Volusia County were on edge today after many received a text alert saying there was a sexual predator moving into the neighborhood within 1,000 feet of their home. The message was sent in error about a predator who just left the community for DeLand.

“Volusia County residents: You may have just gotten a text saying a sexual predator moved within 1,000 feet of your residence. That message was sent in error to ALL users. You should be getting a follow up message shortly. Sorry for the error,” the VCSO said in a statement.

A correction message was sent to alert residents of the error.

You can find more details about sexual predators in Volusia County at https://www.volusiasheriff.org/resources/predators.stml And you can run a search for sex offenders in your area, sign up for alerts or download the OffenderWatch app at https://www.sheriffalerts.com/cap_main.php?office=54328.

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