Fine for Prank Calls in Korea: a Lot of Quarters!

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Would-Be Pranksters Warned Against April Fool’s Calls
English.Chosun.com, Korea
April 1, 2008

prank-call-200.jpgThe Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Management Department on Monday warned pranksters could face a fine of up to W2 million if they make bogus calls on April Fools' Day (US$1=W990). It asked people against such pranks, warning callers can get easily be located with advanced technology. Thanks to state-of-the-art equipment, the number of prank calls on April Fools' Day has dropped from 68 cases in 2002 to 10 in 2007. The department said prank calls cause waste the time and energy of firefighters and rescue workers and delay rescue work for people who really are in danger.

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