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A false alarm is an alert that is caused in error. False alarms can happen because of a problem with a technical system (like a faulty fire alarm), or they happen because someone alerted the emergency services in error. Many countries have laws that make causing a false alarm with bad intent (such as making hoax calls to the Police or Fire department) illegal. If there is no bad intent, in general there is also no punishment.

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