This Is The One Thing You Should NEVER Say To Siri On An iPhone...
28 March 2017, 12:30 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
No, but seriously... don't do this.
We've all fallen for a good ol' social media prank once or twice in our lives, haven't we? Remember when that annoying text message prank went viral? The one that crashed your phone the minute you received it? Yeah, that was fun for all of 2 minutes.
There's now a new "prank" that's been circulating around Twitter and it involves Siri and the number 108. According to the tweets, if you say "108" to Siri, she will either tell you a story, tell a funny joke or even start singing Justin Bieber's 'Baby'. Sadly, none of them are true and what you are actually doing can actually be pretty dangerous.
Say 108 to Siri and she tells you a story— colby mcmahon (@ColbyMc10) March 20, 2017
If you tell Siri 108 she'll start singing baby by Justin Bieber— LaCaldo Ball® (@CaldonWaters) March 23, 2017
if you got a iPhone say 108 to Siri I can't believe they programmed her to be so funny— uzi rae pot* ®++ (@SheLikeRae) March 26, 2017
"But it's just a number... What do you mean?" Well, 108 is actually a number for emergency services in India. Recognising this as an emergency number, Siri will then proceed to contact your nearest emergency service.
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Some people have even gone as far to tell you to close your eyes and say the number, which means you won't be able to cancel the call after the five second warning that pops up on your screen once the numbers have been recognised.
People are finding out the hard way.
DO NOT TELL SIRI "108"— Queen.rylan (@rrizkovsky) March 18, 2017
IT WILL LITERALLY GIVE YOU A HEART ATTACK FOR 2 SECONDS IF YOU CANCEL
I said 108 to Siri and almost had a heart attac I was beating the shit outta my phone trynna cancel it— (@_BLAC__) March 18, 2017
Someone posted on FB to tell Siri "108" and I did it & my phone called 9-1-1 and this is why you don't trust what you see on the internet.— Brittney Dean (@_BrittneyDean) March 18, 2017
Do not tell siri to call 108 I repeat don't tell Siri to call 108.... pic.twitter.com/iBJ3frqFne— Chris aka Subzerow89 (@Subzerow89) March 17, 2017
So if you see anyone sharing this "prank" or carrying it out themselves, tell them to pack it the f*ck in. It's dangerous, it could cost lives and actually, in the UK, it's a criminal offence to waste the time of emergency services. How bow dah?
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