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A spokesman for Warsaw police said a 48-year-old man had been detained after the hoax call was traced to his home.
Though a misunderstanding rather than a hoax, Orson Welles' rendition of HG Wells' War of the Worlds on radio was convincing to many in the 1930s.
According to figures obtained exclusively by the ECHO, there were 239 hoax calls made to Merseyside fire and rescue service between January and December 16.
Debunking the rumour and confirming that it is just another internet hoax, the Web site notes that the thumbnail image on the death hoax post is actually a snapshot from Miley Cyrus' latest video "Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain," also featuring Flaming Lips.
ABOUT HOAX FILMS: HOAX Films is a digital production studio known for it's work on campaigns for Game of Thrones, Harry Potter 7, feature films like Fast 5, Zombeavers, Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior, and music videos for Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Little Dragon, and Absolut Vodka.
A spokesman said: "A hoax or malicious call is when a person deliberately telephones the fire, police or ambulance service and tells them there is an emergency when there is not.
The frequency of hoaxes is also growing and it s estimated that each year billions of hoax emails are sent around the world, designed to target customers of various brands and services.
It quickly became clear that the emergency services had been the victim of a sickening hoax.
Now police want to trace the man who made the five hoax calls, alleging that people are after him who want to assault him.
Summary: Sydney: One of the Australian radio hosts at the centre of a royal hoax call .
DURHAM: TOUGH action on hoax calls to police has seen offences fall and cash saved.
By Friday, the sadness merely deepened, with the news that the nurse who unwittingly took the hoax call had died.