SAN ANTONIO -- A dangerous link is circulating on Twitter. if clicked, the user's phone automatically begins to dial 911 non-stop.
Twitter users across the country are posting warnings to be careful about the suspicious link. The hack occurs right after a user clicks the link on their mobile phone. The phone repeatedly dials 911 even if the user hangs up.
The link is also being disguised with other headlines as click-bait. One post promised a new YouTube video with the prank link copied below.
Law enforcement says that, in this particular case, the non-stop calls tie up dispatchers and hurt the people who are calling with real emergencies. As a precautionary measure, be wary of clicking on any strange links.
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