When Geeks Attack – Gamers Use Fake 911 Calls To Prank Other Players
"Swatting" began as a prank on celebrities. Now, gamers are doing it to their competitors!
It started out with fake 911 calls reporting stuff like "shots fired" or home invasions to get S.W.A.T. teams to a celebrities home. Then, they'd get their giggles watching the celeb get a rude surprise.
- Colorado; man said he shot his co-workers and had hostages.
- Florida; lady said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening the family.
- New York; guy claimed he killed his mother and threatened to shoot first responders.
WTF? How important is winning a freakin' game?
Before you try this against your gaming enemies remember; making false 911 calls can get you fined and/or locked up!