Call of Duty Leads to SWAT Team Showing Up

This is an amazing story. I’m hoping that it’s a local kid that knows the player instead of a random guy on the other side of the country getting this information. A kid playing Call of Duty on Xbox Live was told via the voice chat that he was going to hack him and send the SWAT team to his home. That is exactly what he did. There are a lot of trash talkers online, and you have to be careful with what you say and do, but I don’t think anyone could have expected this.

Just remember to never give out your real name, address or other identifiable information over the Xbox Live network. If you know someone enough online, use email or forums to discuss private things, but still be cautious with the details. You never know who could be on the other side. Be safe out there!

Captain Kevin Deaver with Lewisville Police said they started calling the family out because there were no signs of shooting.  “At one point they did come out of the residence but then went back in the residence, which did cause us some alarm,” he said.

Dustin is the Head Editor of MSTechPages and has been awarded the 2011 Microsoft Community Contributor award. He is in the process of finishing up a book about Windows 7 Tips and Tweaks. Also, a free ebook for Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts is available on this site, with more printable "cheat sheets" coming soon. You can also find him in the Microsoft Community forums (also as a Community Moderator), Tech Support Guy forums, HardForum, and The Windows Club forums, among several others.
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