Warning: Link surfacing on Twitter is causing phone to repeatedly call 911

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A link is circulating around Twitter, and if the user clicks the link their phone repeatedly calls 911, according to WKYC.

And the calling is non-stop even if the user hangs up. One user said his phone called 911 seventeen times.

So what is going on?

The link is included in tweets with YouTube videos and other headlines that are click-bait. It looks like a Google link and starts out with goo.gl.

The non-stop calls to dispatchers tie-up their phone lines and cause problems for people with real emergencies.

An 18-year-old Washington man was arrested on Wednesday for his involvement in the circulation of the bad link, The Olympian reports.

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