We fooled you right there, didn’t we? With that, we suggest you prank other people with an emergency alert system prank, too! Ownage Pranks is here for the ultimate guide on how you can do the best emergency alert system prank out there. Put on your hacker gloves because we are about to get tech-savvy in a while!
An emergency alert system is a public warning system that provides the population with information in the event of an emergency, such as natural disasters while a prank emergency system is a system that is set up to scare people with fake emergency messages. Know the difference, prankster!
What is an emergency alert system?
An emergency alert system is a system that alerts people when an emergency has occurred. These systems send mass media messages and alerts through email, telephone, and television to give information and instructions about an emergency.
What is an emergency alert system prank?
A prank emergency system is a system that is set up to scare people with fake emergency messages. These messages may claim that they are coming from a government agency, a public service such as 911, or a legitimate institution such as NASA, FEMA, or the Department of Homeland Security.
How are these emergency alert system pranks created?
An emergency alert system prank is usually created using common computer programs such as AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, MySpace Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger. Prank emergency systems can be activated as a joke, but some prank emergency systems have caused real problems for people in the past.
Here, Ownage Pranks have gathered the best prank emergency system tips for potential pranksters, including advice about what they should and should not do. These tips will help anyone who plans to implement a prank emergency system know what they need to do and what they should avoid:
The best places to find emergency alert system pranks
The only place to find a prank emergency system is on a TV station or local radio station that is airing regular programming. The actual police or fire departments are not going to use a system that is created by someone just to annoy people. When looking for prank emergency system messages, take the time to find the ones that are the most realistic.
What are the different kinds of emergency alert system pranks?
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Why Do We Do It?
Most prank emergency alerts are developed by teenagers to get a rise out of their parents or other adults. When we see prank emergency alerts, we can laugh at the sheer stupidity of the message. However, when an emergency alert message is sent out on purpose, this is frightening.
When a real emergency or disaster takes place, it can cause us to act quickly, sometimes without thinking. Many people put emergency alert messages on their phones so that they can receive emergency alerts in case of an emergency situation. To get the emergency alerts on your phone, you need to have an emergency alert service on.
Materials Needed For Emergency Alert System Pranks
The announcement of a hoax emergency message requires just one signal, usually a tone or a text message, to trigger a response from an app. This can be a real emergency or a ploy to prank an unsuspecting victim.
Types of prank emergency systems
There are two types of prank emergency alerts: SMS/text and Digital Wireless Message Service (DWS). Of the two, the SMS/text emergency alerts are the most popular and most common. SMS/text messages are less refined and can be automated, with automated messages posing as real texts.
SMS/text emergency messages are activated by the following basic procedures.
Setting The Emergency Alert System Prank
You may need to pay for access to a free emergency alert system and you will likely need to go through a series of phone calls, texts, and emails to set it up. You will need to go to the government website for your country, click the “Steps to activate” button, and follow the steps to install the system.
Alternatively, you can create your own system. The FCC encourages you to use their page to find a suitable system, but if you want to test a new system out, you can access the National Public Alerting System, which only requires a text message address and name of a recipient.
Creating a System
If you want to test a new system out, but you do not want to take the time to create one, you can send a text message to a phone number that you know is going to receive the message.
Sending the Alert
An emergency alert system has a lot of things going for it. You can use it to alert the public to whatever you want.
Pick a short message
The system needs to be short. Ideally, your message should be between 150 to 250 characters. Anything longer will give people time to question the credibility of the emergency message.
Most systems work on the principle of broadcasting your message by pressing the appropriate button. You then record a voice message and send the recording to all participants. When you want to send a message, you send it and the others will hear it.
Disposing of the Evidence
To dispose of evidence related to the hoax, it’s important to destroy the devices. The person who created the messages might have given them to someone else who could be the source of the phony messages. It is important to take responsibility for the messages and destroy the devices.
Searching for the Source
After the prank is discovered, the first step the responsible party should take is to search the internet for the source of the messages.
Searching for the source could be done online. This can allow for an electronic detective to find the source of the phony emergency messages. If a website has been hacked, it is recommended that you avoid using the URL. If a website has been hacked, avoid using the URL.
And that was it for our ultimate guide on emergency alert system pranks! We hope you try doing this even if it looks really intimidating. Trust us, it’ll be worth it.
As always, happy pranking!