DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the Queen of United Kingdom, Elizabeth II was fooled by a prank call? She got fooled by a Canadian DJ, actor, and comedian named Pierre Brassard. Brassard is popular for his prank calls to famous people like Queen Elizabeth and Pope John Paul II. He once pretended to be the Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chrétien. He used this disguise to ask the Queen to record a speech supporting Canadian unity. When it became a hit, many internet radio stations dedicate segments to prank calls. Prank calls start out either live or pre-recorded. Radio sites like Stickam and Ustream allow hosts to carry out live prank calls. With over thousands of listeners.
There are times when prank calls are able to reach notable people like political figures. Evo Morales, Bolivian president-elect was also fooled by a prank call made by a Spanish radio station back in 2005. Operators also pretended to be Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. Congratulating Evo Morales on his victory. Of course, there are always some who manage to cross the line. Some prank calls are also considered a crime. If the fake call involves calling emergency services or with harmful intent, the caller might face criminal charges. To avoid all that trouble, pranksters can resort to using fake phone call apps on their next victim.