October 3, 2018
(Fishers, Indiana) – This week the Fishers Police Department was notified of some suspicious activity occurring on the social media platform Instagram. Several parents reported a person, identifying himself as Tyler Schultz, was contacting their junior-high aged sons asking to be friends and to send pictures of their hands.
The Fishers Police Department Intelligence Unit and Investigators assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force were immediately notified. During the investigation it was determined that the person using the name Tyler Schultz has more than 20 social media accounts using several variations of his name. At this time there is no evidence that a crime has been committed. However, this activity is very suspicious, and the police department would like to remind families of some safety tips and resources when using social media:
Social media can be a fun and useful tool to connect and communicate with friends and family, but it also provides an unlimited resource for those seeking to take advantage of the unsuspecting. The Fishers Police Department will use every resource in our commitment to keep Fishers a safe place to live, work, and play.
Additional resources at the following: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/