Swatting: You may be hearing about it more and more.
It's when someone places a fake emergency call that's almost impossible to trace. The call can be made over the phone, the Internet or even a mobile app. Caller ID-spoofing technology is used that makes it seem like the call is coming from inside the home.
The call is so frantic, it brings out dozens of police, the SWAT team, even the bomb squad.
But police are afraid one day the hoax could turn deadly.
WGN’s Marcella Raymond talks with local victims on how the disturbing trend impacted their lives and law enforcement about the steps they are taking to prepare and prevent it.