Swatting is the latest computer-related ploy being played out across the United States. Utilizing VOIP and other computer based telephone services, people are calling 9-1-1, posing as a local person – then the trouble begins. Saying that people with AK-47s are approaching the home, the husband has abused them significantly, there are a number of ploys – each of them costing taxpayers thousands and leaving other people in harms way.
There’s really no way to protect yourself either – the best move is to ensure you check carefully when opening your door or when you hear a rustle outside – it could be the police – and you a victim of swatting.
Swatting – In Action