Why You Shouldn't Share Missing Person Posts

When you see a “missing person” post, stop and think before sharing it. By sharing such posts, you could be exposing someone trying to escape an abusive or unsafe situation.

If the post doesn’t originate from a confirmed police source or provide a link to a reputable newspaper or media outlet showing that the police are actively searching, it could be illegitimate. If the post does not include a date, time, or come from the police, contact the police to confirm if the missing person report is real or not.



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