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Police: Rumors spreading online about kidnapping from Spartanburg businesses are untrue

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Spartanburg police have responded to rumors circulating on social media about attempted kidnappings and trafficking concerns at businesses in the city.

In a Facebook post Tuesday, police said they do not believe those rumors are credible at this time.

Below is the full post from the Spartanburg Police Department.

Numerous posts have been shared across multiple social media platforms recently in reference to trafficking/kidnapping from local businesses. Spartanburg City Police is aware of the public’s concern in this matter and have taken these concerns very seriously. At this time, we do not feel there is a reason to believe that women or children are being targeted. However, we remind you that it is always important to remain aware of your surroundings. If you notice any unusual behavior, you are encouraged to call and speak to police. Reporting the concerns is the best first step in preventing anything from happening to you or your loved ones.

If you suspect criminal activity, call the Spartanburg Police Department’s Crime Tip Line at (864) 573-000.

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