Car headlights hoax re-appears on social media

File photo / Thinkstock
File photo / Thinkstock

A letter doing the rounds on social media warning drivers not to flash their headlights at oncoming cars because they could become the victim of gang initiation is a hoax, police say.

The fake message was on the letterhead of security company Chubb and makes reference to police.

Police said it was a "recurring hoax" and should be ignored.

Variations on the message had been circulating for years and re-appear every so often.

Police urged anyone receiving the letter via social media or email to delete it.

- APNZ

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