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Grey Eagle warns hacked text messages about ‘rodent problems’ are fake

WATCH ABOVE: A malicious text message went out to Grey Eagle Resort and Casino customers Tuesday night, stating the casino was closed for the rest of the month because of an infestation and rodent problem. And in no time, the fake message was spreading quickly on social media. As David Boushy reports, it’s not known who hacked the messaging service, or why.

The Grey Eagle Resort and Casino is warning patrons not to believe text messages saying they have closed due to “infestation and rodent problems.”

The messages were sent out to VIP members on Tuesday evening.

The casino said the information was false, and took to social media to ask customers to “disregard” the messages.

Officials said the situation occurred after a third-party advertiser that promotes Grey Eagle via text messages was “hacked.”

“The Grey Eagle continues to operate at the highest standards of hospitality,” a Facebook post stated. “Please be assured that this is an external advertising service that has no access to any personal information.”

The casino said personal information such as phone numbers was not accessed.

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