pull a hoax (on someone)

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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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But a Ryanair spokesman said this was not the case and that the plane was on the ground preparing to fly to Oslo when the hoax call came in.
If you discover your friend is sharing a hoax, be a great friend and show them the error of their ways, as the chances are it is spreading through Facebook to thousands of other contacts even as you read it.
A person found guilty of hoax calls is liable to imprisonment for a maximum of six months, a maximum PS5,000 fine or both.
Following the spread of death hoax, Miley Cyrus posted 23 photos on her (http://instagram.
A person making a hoax call to emergency services can be taken to court and may face a fine of up to PS5,000 and/or be sent to prison for six months.
While Telstra s security teams are actively searching for and dealing with these hoax emails, Mr Kane said there are a few key things customers should remember if they believe they ve received a hoax email.
We take hoax calls extremely seriously and will always take action against those who waste police time.
Investigating officer PC Anthony Gamesby, from Thornaby neighbourhood policing team, said: "Making hoax phone calls can potentially put lives at risk and it is completely unacceptable.
Based on similar initiatives used by the other emergency services, the new policy has now screened out its 4,000th hoax call since it was brought in two years ago.
Saldanha took the hoax call by the pair, who impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles to elicit information on the duchess, the hospital said.
She said: "We need to see a strong message which makes clear that hoax calls are dangerous, wasteful and thoughtless.
Whilst dealing with hoax or inappropriate calls, there are less resources available to deal with that life-threatening emergency so we would ask everyone to think carefully before dialling 999.
NINE people who made repeated hoax calls to 999 have had their mobile phones cut off.
After it was revealed that the Lonelygirl15 vlogs were a hoax, angry fans expressed their disappointment by uploading their own videos.
Other Web sites serving a similar purpose that are worth a visit include Don't Spread That Hoax (www.