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Mahnomen Sheriff: Amber alert was fake

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Calls flooded the Mahnomen County, Minn., Sheriff's Office Monday night after a fake Amber alert went out via text messaging to cell phones all over the region.

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Sheriff Doug Krier said even his daughter called to ask what happened.

"Amber Alert: A seven year old girl was taken by a man driving a newer silver truck ... in the Mahnomen area!" went the message. "Please forward!"

And hundreds did.

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