The “Hey, Siri, 108” viral prank is actually an emergency call — and may be illegal

  • If you’re active on platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, then you may have seen posts baiting a user into saying “Hey Siri, 108.”
  • Some say it enables a three-way FaceTime, while others promise something hilarious to happen.
  • The “joke” is that saying “Hey Siri, 108” will instruct Siri to call emergency services for you. The phone assistant will give users a five second time span to cancel or make the emergency call.
  • This prank is troubling because it uses resources that are vital for others trying to receive help in real emergency situations.
  • Roughly 240 million calls are made to 911 in the United States each year and placing prank calls can be considered a crime. Read more (3/17/17 11:59 AM)

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