The Ottawa Citizen

September 25, 2017

Canadian Man Gets 9 Months Detention for Serial Swattings, Bomb Threats

This post was originally published on this siteA 19-year-old Canadian man was found guilty of making almost three dozen fraudulent calls to emergency services across North America in 2013 and 2014. The false alarms, two of which targeted this author — involved phoning in phony bomb threats and multiple attempts at “swatting” — a dangerous hoax in which the perpetrator spoofs a call about a hostage situation or other violent crime in progress in the hopes of tricking police into responding at a particular address with deadly force. Curtis Gervais of Ottawa was 16 when he began his swatting spree, which […]