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Pearland police warn of Elf on the Shelf scam on Facebook groups across Houston area


PEARLAND, Texas (KTRK) — Parents, it’s December, so that means the Christmas decorations are going up and so is that Elf on the Shelf your children love so much.

But if you don’t already have an elf, Pearland police have a warning if you’re looking for one.

According to a post shared by the police department on Facebook, officers have been made aware of a scam taking place through Facebook groups across the Houston area.

The scam consists of people buying an Elf on the Shelf but the seller failing to deliver the product.

Pearland residents who have become victims of the scam are urged to file a report by calling 281-997-4100 or visiting the department’s website.

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