Saying "108" to Siri Could Have Some Serious Consequences

Saying "108" to Siri Could Have Some Serious Consequences

We all know that Siri is capable of many commands, many of which, we may not be aware of.

The latest social media craze that has gone viral encourages people to tell Siri "108". Police are informing people not to fall victim to this prank because it could have serious consequences.

Dialing 108, will call India's emergency line, our equivalent to 9-1-1.

Apple has made it easy for people to call emergency services from anywhere in the world. Saying the country's emergency number will connect you to the service for where you are. Other international emergency numbers include 000, 112, 110 and 999.

Saying "Hey Siri, 108", will instruct Siri to call emergency services for you. You will then have 5 seconds to cancel the request before it makes the call.

This prank could potentially tie up emergency lines, creating a longer wait time for actual 9-1-1 calls.

Approximately 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the United States each year and placing prank calls can be considered a crime.

What may seem like a harmless prank, can have deadly consequences. In Texas a  6-month-old baby died as a result of not being able to get through to 9-1-1 during an emergency because the system was overwhelmed with hang-up calls.

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