POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) - A false "Amber Alert" is making rounds through text messages, causing a scare to some in Region 8.
The text message reads that a 3 year old girl was taken from Poplar Bluff by a man driving a new silver truck. The text then gives a license plate number and asks readers to keep it going.
Poplar Bluff Police tell Region 8 News that the text message is a fake and apparently originated sometime Tuesday night. They ask that you not forward the message on.