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So Swatting is a thing, be careful

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Be careful live streamers

 

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Swatting is when someone is doing a live stream, and another person calls and says the person streaming has people held hostage or some other circumstance requiring swat team, and then the person then has the swat team invade their home while they're still live streaming.



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Thanks for posting this. I whole heartly agree that SWATTing is becoming a worse thing and it used to just be a silly occurence. It's now become a lot worse and has resulted in people such as Twitch casters and celebs getting it.

 

 

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Yes! This isn't even funny. I made some posts about this in a couple of other threads and I was thinking about making a thread about it but I'm not really sure how many people actually know him and his group. I have the news article channel 7 posted on their website down in Colorado and I dont think I should link the video but as of yesterday it was still on Youtube.

 

I also didn't click on your link so my apologies if it is the full video.

 

 

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what does swatting mean


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HiTmAN_90 wrote:

what does swatting mean


Somebody prank calling cops and calling in a serious threat at the location of a livestreamer and a SWAT team comes in and clears the place. I'm pretty sure the internet gave it the term "swatting" as in swatting their livestream.

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Talented-Taco wrote:

HiTmAN_90 wrote:

what does swatting mean


Somebody prank calling cops and calling in a serious threat at the location of a livestreamer and a SWAT team comes in and clears the place. I'm pretty sure the internet gave it the term "swatting" as in swatting their livestream.


It's ridiculous. Whoever did this should get sued to hell and back. Really messed up.

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Talented-Taco wrote:

HiTmAN_90 wrote:

what does swatting mean


Somebody prank calling cops and calling in a serious threat at the location of a livestreamer and a SWAT team comes in and clears the place. I'm pretty sure the internet gave it the term "swatting" as in swatting their livestream.


thats pretty funny

ill admit if that happened to me id be mad

but if people are doing that to other users thats hilarious Smiley Very Happy


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Thats nuts. There is a very hefty fine for calling in false reports like that. In fact, i believe multiple offenses could result in jail time. Not to mention it could endanger the lives of others if they were out on one of these pranks and couldnt respond in time to a legitimate issue.

Swat team aint got time for that.
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HiTmAN_90 wrote:

Talented-Taco wrote:

HiTmAN_90 wrote:

what does swatting mean


Somebody prank calling cops and calling in a serious threat at the location of a livestreamer and a SWAT team comes in and clears the place. I'm pretty sure the internet gave it the term "swatting" as in swatting their livestream.


thats pretty funny

ill admit if that happened to me id be mad

but if people are doing that to other users thats hilarious Smiley Very Happy


It's not funny. It's very serious. Police aren't known to be patient. He could have been tased or shot.

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Yeah it is so darn funny that they evacuated local schools other surrounding office buildings and their whole building. It is real funny when they come in with their weapons pointed at you and they have wifes/girlfriends/friends/mothers/fathers who love them. Yeah that is really funny. Smiley Indifferent

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