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Fake SWAT calls hit tech execs, report says – Source CNET Tech

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People have been calling police about fake violent crimes at tech executives’ homes, The New York Times reports. 

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Tech executives including Instagram head Adam Mosseri are being targeted by hoaxes in which people call the police about false crimes, according to a Thursday report by The New York Times. In November, for instance, police in San Francisco and New York were reportedly called to fake hostage situations at Mosseri’s homes. 

Mosseri is just one of several tech executives who’ve been the target of these “swatting” incidents, where an anonymous caller lies about a violent crime occurring inside a home, prompting police SWAT teams or other armed units to respond, according to the Times. These…

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