Prank Telephone Calls Cause Thousands of Dollars in Damage Across America

Photograph ©2012 by Brian Cohen.

It may seem unbelievable but — in preparation for April Fool’s Day — prank telephone calls cause thousands of dollars in damage across America.
The problem is that the damage caused is no joke — and this prank does not only occur on April 1. One hotel property alone sustained approximately $100,000.00 in damage from only one of these prank telephone calls — and FlyerTalk members are having a difficult time believing that anyone would fall for these pranks.
I have been known to have a warped sense of humor, and I enjoy playing a joke on someone — or even having a joke played on me — as long as it is in good fun. However, I simply do not understand the propensity to mislead people into causing unnecessary damage for which they may have to ultimately pay.
Not that I excuse the hotel room guests for causing the damage, as common sense should prevail, but the people behind these prank telephone calls — believed to be based in Canada — should be arrested and convicted to the fullest extent of the law.

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