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The terminal 2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport here received a bomb threat late night on Monday, which was later found to be a hoax. (ANI)
Chief Insp Gerard Pollock of the PSNI's Contact Management Branch said the equivalent of seven hours a day is spent responding to hoax calls.
Paul Pryce, of Shropshire Fire & Rescue, said hoax calls put people's lives at risk.
"We've been watching how the phenomenon of hoax cleaners has been growing for the last couple of years, and it is a curious threat.
Officers fromCamdenPolice Service responded to the emergency situation this afternoon (June 22) only to arrive and discover it was a hoax.
"It appears that this callout was a hoax although we have not confirmed the details of that yet.
Andy Gray, arson reduction manager at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Hoax calls put the community and firefighters at risk by making them respond to emergencies which don't exist.
However, after the terror attacks, hoax calls have increased.
Mr Brown said: "With a bank holiday here and children off school, we would urge parents and guardians to be mindful that quite a lot of hoax calls do come from youngsters."
"The Rod Class Has Obtained His Forth Administrative Ruling That All Government Agencies Are 'Private Entities' Hoax'".
Unlike the ambulance service, fire crews saw a fall in both hoax calls and attendances to those calls from 2017 to 2018.
Sitborn offers the first comprehensive theory of literary hoaxes: what they are, how to recognize them, how they work, and their consequences for the notions of authorship.