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pull a hoax (on someone)

To carry out a trick, deception, or practical joke (against someone). It turns out that the supposed alien visitors that people had been seeing were just a bunch of teenagers pulling a hoax on the town. I've got a great plan to pull a hoax on the school for April Fools' Day. The fake article had been in print in the renowned scientific journal for more than a week before its author revealed that he had pulled a hoax when he decided to submit it.
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He added: "It is roughly 10 hoax calls a day that we are responding to.
Upon receiving user permission and payment, the fraudsters install the hoax programs that claim to clean the PC, but which often either do nothing or install adware -- an annoying, but not critical, storm of unsolicited advertising -- on the computer.
Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street are some of the busiest shopping areas in London and the hoax would no doubt have caused great alarm to many people in the area.
"Hoax calls are dangerous, if something more drastic comes up and the crew are engaged elsewhere it will lead to difficulties."
"We want people to think about the consequences of making a hoax call.
We track the calls and only after thorough investigation do we confirm that its a hoax," said a senior police officer.
Data released by the ambulance service shows that 5,437 hoax calls have been made in the last five years, including 1,088 in 2018/19.
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PARAMEDICS and fire crews have spent more than 1,500 hours responding to hoax callers since 2014, shocking new figures reveal.
The death hoax, which was part of an attempt to spread a computer virus, claimed that the 63-year-old actor died in a (https://people.com/movies/rowan-atkinson-death-hoax-computer-virus/) car crash while attempting to do a stunt.
Hoax calls in the region even included people claiming to have weapons in a bid to watch armed police turn up at the scene.
"I am currently serving a 19-year sentence on three separate hoax bomb cases and also for joining a terrorist cell."
FUMING fire chiefs have hit out at a hoax caller who dialled 999 to ask them to cool down a hot curry.
ISLAMABAD -- The police booked two persons for making hoax calls to Rescue 15, the police stated.
In recent years, he said, hoax news, hatred speeches, incitement and defamation were often found on the social media and potentially damaged the positive information order.