crank call

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Noun1.crank call - a hostile telephone call (from a crank)crank call - a hostile telephone call (from a crank)
call, phone call, telephone call - a telephone connection; "she reported several anonymous calls"; "he placed a phone call to London"; "he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call"
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But as Cleveland Police 999 operators start to deal with the call it is followed by: "This is a prank call - I just like having fun."
Go's bill defined prank call as 'a mischievous or malicious telephone call made to trick, or fool someone, with the intention to annoy, abuse, threaten, harass, or solicit any comment, request, suggestion or sound which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent, or a call intending to make false requests or false alarm of an emergency, knowing the report or information or alarm to be false.'
In his Senate Bill 400, or the "Anti-Prank Callers Act of 2019," the senator defined prank call as "a mischievous or maliscious telephone call made to trick or fool someone with the intention to annoy, abuse, threaten, harass, or solicit any comment, request, suggestion or sound which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent, or a call intending to make false requests or false alarm of an emergency, knowing the report or information or alarm to be false."
Similarly, if a person receives a call from a stranger who plays tricks on the person and uploads the victim's reaction on a social media platform, the act becomes a prank call.
After getting back to their station following the prank call events, the police discussed on potential improvements they could make if such a situation arises next time.
Neither the White House, nor the Secret Service have returned calls to confirm Melendez's claims about the prank call and resulting visit.
"It seems it was a prank call" a police officer was quoted as saying.
International Paralympic Committee chief Phil Craven has apologised in a letter to the International Olympic Committee for comments he made about IOC President Thomas Bach during a prank call, a source said on Wednesday.
He was apprehended and is facing charges for the prank call under the Anti-terrorism Act.
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"When they first called, the administration thought it was a prank call because it was too good to be true," Quisa Foster of Hosea Feed the Hungry said.
5 ( ANI ): Radio host Mel Greig, who was behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a Indian origin UK nurse - Jacintha Saldanha, has quit her job after settling her dispute with employer Southern Cross Austereo.