The City of Marshall Police Department issued an alert for parents on Saturday. Officers were contacted by a concerned parent on July, 25 after their children began receiving texts from an unknown person. The parent believed the subject in question may have got the children’s cell phone number through a mobile app called "Roadblocks". Officers used the phone number to track down the individual contacting the children and found it belonged to a subject on parole who is also on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry. The suspect was arrested by local parole agents for the offense.

Other popular mobile app games that may share personal information include "Roblox" and "Minecraft". When these games are played online in public mode, they allow other players to obtain personal information from each other. Authorities recommend parents monitor their children’s online use of games, who they are speaking with, and to talk with children about the dangers of speaking with unknown subjects.

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