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Swatting is an internet prank/crime where someone finds your address either through your IP or because your name and location is known.Then they call 911 anonymously and report a fake emergency.Ex,someone can call and say that someone at that address is being held at a gun point or someone is going to commit suicide and a SWAT team would be dispatched to the address.

Its becoming a trend,it is only a matter of time before somebody gets killed.Anyone caught swatting could face serious charges — even federal charges for abusive 911 calls, false alarms or reports and then unauthorized use of telecommunications.
I got swatted yesterday by some hacker on the internet.Swatting should be stopped,its not funny.
by Droct August 27, 2014
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A goal achieved by hacking where the hacker tricks 911 systems into deploying SWAT to an unsuspecting victim's home under false pretenses.
A new cyber crime called "swatting" is capable of putting people in danger from SWAT in there own homes by strangers thousands of miles away.
by neoeon December 18, 2007
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Swatting is the act of obtaining a streamer's personal information through various means, and then using the info to report the streamer as a potential terrorist, therefore deploying a SWAT team to the location. Although some mofos find this funny, it is only a matter of time before someone is killed because of someone's twisted sense of humor.
Adam: Dude, I heard you got raided by the police yesterday. What happened?
Nicholas: I got swatted. Seriously, swatting isn't funny, people.
by JayPlaysBeamNG December 26, 2018
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