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subject to a playful hoax or joke

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Ryanair sincerely apologises to the customers of the outbound Oslo flight for any inconvenience caused by this hoax call," the airline said in a statement.
If you are ever unsure, no matter how well you know whichever friend posted it to Facebook, websites such as Hoax Slayer or Snopes are wellinformed and filled with information debunking or explaining the origins of almost every dubious internet claim.
Group manager Gary Oakford, who leads the service's prevention department, said: "Merseyside fire and rescue service has a proactive policy to tackle hoax callers robustly and all hoax calls received are investigated, with evidence given to Merseyside Police.
Previously this year, a similar type of death hoax went viral, claiming that the singer died in her Los Angeles home.
Any person who makes a hoax call is committing a criminal offence.
Another common hoax is where an email contains embedded links directing customers to a phishing website to gather personal details, Mr Kane said.
While medics, the force's helicopter, local police and some of our firearms officers were dealing with this hoax, they were not looking after real victims and preventing real crimes.
10pm regarding two hoax incidents, one in Middlesbrough and one in Thornaby.
Sydney: One of the Australian radio hosts at the centre of a royal hoax call controversy in which a nurse was found hanged returned to the airwaves on Monday.
Durham Police adopted a new tougher stance against the issue after staff from the force's communications centre came up with a hoax call "challenge policy" at a workshop.
They stressed they had not complained about the hoax call, and indeed offered praise for the staff.
Six hoax calls a day are being being made every day to the Scottish ambulance service, figures show.
WEST Midlands Ambulance Service dealt with more than 70 hoax calls last month - with the number of fake alerts in Birmingham double the same period last year.
It took 543 hoax calls last year but attended only 189, compared with 690 received and attended before the scheme was introduced in 2003.
Her fans offered advice on dealing with her strict parents only to be betrayed by the hoax.