Submitted by W.J. Elvin III:
FBI probes PrankNET over thousands of dollars in damage caused to hotels and restaurants
by Tom Leonard
15 July 2009
The FBI is investigating an anonymous prank-calling internet group which has reportedly duped people into causing thousands of dollars of damage to hotels and restaurants.
Some former fans of PrankNET have expressed misgivings about the increasingly violent nature of the pranks
PrankNET posts its “greatest hits” on YouTube and streams its calls live on internet radio.
Investigators say its creators are difficult to identify due to the diffficulty of tracing prank calls placed online.
Dex, the pseudonym for the group’s purported leader, has claimed credit for various expensive scare calls, although others have been attributed to “copycats”. Continue reading “FBI Probes PrankNET Over Hotel Pranks”