Arkansas Police Warn of Concealed Handgun License Text Scam


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Little Rock, AR – Arkansas State Police (ASP) have issued a critical warning to residents about a scam targeting Concealed Handgun Carry License (CHCL) holders. The scam involves fraudulent text messages falsely claiming that the recipient’s CHCL is expiring and containing a link for renewal.

According to the ASP, these messages are part of a widespread scam aimed at extracting personal information from unsuspecting individuals. The text messages instruct recipients to click a provided link to renew their CHCL. However, the ASP has made it clear that they will never send such messages regarding the status of CHCLs. All legitimate CHCL renewals must be processed exclusively through the official ASP website.

The ASP strongly advises anyone who receives such a message to ignore it and avoid clicking any links. Instead, recipients should report the scam to the authorities to help prevent further incidents. This precaution is crucial to protect personal information and prevent identity theft.

Residents are urged to stay vigilant and ensure they only use official channels for CHCL renewals and other sensitive transactions. The ASP continues to monitor the situation and work towards identifying and stopping those behind this fraudulent activity. For more information, visit the ASP website or contact their office directly.


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