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Re: SWAT Death

> I'm curious, however, what the telecoms companies should do differently? Normally, the person making the fake call simply calls the police department and makes up a story involving a bunch of violence.

Correct but the hoaxer fakes his number to appear to be calling from the property concerned i.e. appears to be the victim. So the suggestion is that phone companies could and should prevent number faking - at the very least to 911 call centres.

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