1. Prank calls to emergency services can be considered a crime
While many people may think this is an amusing joke, this kind of a prank call is considered a crime in many states. Millions of calls are made to emergency services every day and prank calls are a waste of time and resources for the authorities. Also, this can prevent vital resources from reaching someone who genuinely has an emergency. As a result, many places treat this kind of prank as a serious crime. If identified as a prank caller, you can be arrested and charged for this crime. If you do inadvertently contact emergency services, don’t hang up on them. Instead, speak to the dispatcher and let them know it was a mistake. This will save the dispatcher a lot of time and confusion and your actions will be appreciated.