Fake texts cause stir before presidential run-off election in Prague

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Fake text messages from one of the two presidential candidates are said to be circulating in the Czech Republic, causing turmoil ahead of the upcoming run-off election. Several users reported on social media that they had received a message that appeared to have been sent by candidate Petr Pavel, a former general. “Please take yourself to the nearest army base where you will receive the necessary equipment for mobilization for the fight in Ukraine,” the fake text message reportedly read. A police spokesperson confirmed on Friday that they were dealing with several such cases and that investiga…

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