Fake flyer offering reward for reporting immigrants circulating in Florida

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In this March 30, 2012 photo, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents take a suspect into custody as part of a nationwide immigration sweep in Chula Vista, Calif. Federal officials say they arrested more than 3,100 immigrants convicted of serious crimes and fugitives in a six-day nationwide sweep. Officials at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

Authorities are warning people of a fake flyer going around offering a reward for reporting undocumented immigrants.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office posted a picture of the fake flyer on Facebook over the weekend and said it’s being circulated in Florida and Texas.

The flyer features the Department of Homeland Security and the Crime Stoppers logo. It reads, “Report an undocumented alien (legally challenged resident) and if they are arrested and deported you will receive $100.00.”

The ad also lists the number for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with “IWILDEPORTU” printed next to it.

“Our local Crime Stoppers program and Homeland Security/ICE did not produce this flyer,” the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office wrote.

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