Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office warns residents about online safety after two 'swatting’ incidents under investigation
WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mich. – The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents to stay vigilant when it comes to online safety. On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office released a statement alerting residents to two instances of ‘swatting’ that are under investigation. The WCSO statement highlights two recent swatting incidents within Washtenaw County on Aug. 31 and Sept. 6. Police said that while residents should make sure to maintain their online privacy, gamers should take extra precautions in order to not be victims of swatting. Find the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office statement here.
"Swatting" hoax: Colorado prank leads to police raid
"Swatting" hoax: Colorado prank leads to police raid "Swatting" is when scammers call police claiming a violent and dangerous situation, prompting a SWAT team response. In reality, there is nothing wrong. Michelle Miller reports on the latest swatting incident.cbsnews.com