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Dearborn police say human trafficking posts are fake – The Denver Post

The Dearborn Police Department has officially debunked a social media post that is circulating on the internet claiming a human trafficking ring has been operating in Dearborn.

It first started circulating several weeks ago on Whatsapp, then moved to Facebook and Instagram with heavy reposting.

“The Dearborn Police Department has received numerous messages from residents regarding a social media post that has been published many times describing an attempted human trafficking incident near Michigan and Southfield,” the department posted on Instagram and Facebook. “Please be advised that this is a FAKE post and there are no indications of any actual incident.”

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The post claims that a woman was getting onto the freeway from Michigan Avenue when a car stopped in front of her on the ramp, forcing her to stop. The post alleges that a man wearing white gloves approached her, said he couldn’t hear her, and tried to reach into her car.

The post goes on to allege that detectives were spoken to, and the detectives said the gloves had a substance on them that would knock the driver out.

Police have said that none of those things are true, or have been reported to them, but that several people have called to asked if it is true.


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