Police Are Warning iPhone Users About Dangerous Siri Prank
Police are warning iPhone users about a new prank that involves Siri.
Apparently there’s a viral social media company that is telling users to try out a Siri command. They’re telling people to say “Hey, Siri 108.” It turns out this is a scam because 108 actually the emergency number in other countries. So it’s possible that Siri will recognize the command as an emergency call and dial 911. The end result could be deadly as two deaths are tied to this scam/prank. What’s happening is users that attempt this end up tying up emergency services.
One police station released a video to warn iPhone users.
There's a social media prank floating around telling people to say, "Hey Siri, 108" to their iPhone. Here's why you shouldn't fall for it… pic.twitter.com/Z9pkvqTwxk
— DENTON POLICE DEPT (@DENTONPD) March 22, 2017