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What is swatting? Here's what you need to know about the act of making false police reports with malicious intent, and how to protect yourself from it

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

You can safeguard yourself against swatters by enhancing your digital security.
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Swatting is the act of calling the police on an innocent person with a false claim that the individual is an active shooter, kidnapper, or another type of hostile criminal.
Livestreamers are a common target for swatting since it allows the person calling the police to see the results of their call immediately.
Swatting is recognized as a federal crime in the United States.
If you find yourself at risk of swatting, there are various steps you should take to protect yourself and your personal...
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