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iPhone users warned about dangerous new 'Hey, Siri 108' prank

 'Hey, Siri 108' prank

The Lonoke Police Department in Arkansas is just one of many law enforcement agencies spreading the word on social media about how dangerous this prank can be.

"What that will do is in 5 seconds, call 911," the department posted on Facebook. "Don't fall for it as it ties up emergency lines. However, it is designed specifically as a panic code."

Because 108 is actually the emergency number in other countries, Siri may recognize the command as an emergency call and dial 911.

The Denton Police Department also released a PSA-style video on social media to warn against the prank.

Although it may seem harmless, the prank can lead to potentially deadly consequences. Two recent deaths have been linked to ghost calls tying up 911 emergency lines, according to The Washington Post.

So, unless there's a real emergency police are warning you not to say, "Hey Siri, 108."

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