S508: The Prank Call part 4
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PrankNet is a network of online terrorists who performed crank calls which caused thousands of dollars worth in damages.

These cruel prank phone calls created anxiety and fear for anyone who picked up the phone. PrankNet victims destroyed hotel rooms, set off fire alarms, and flooded rooms by damaging the sprinkler system. 

In part 3, you heard actual Pranknet prank calls. In part 4, you’ll hear from a former prank caller who says she was one of the architects behind Pranknet’s most despicable hoax. It involved two female KFC employees in Manchester, New Hampshire. The two employees were convinced to strip naked in the freezing cold and urinate on each other.

Hear how Jeri Batsford says she helped Pranknet orchestrate some of their most twisted pranks.


Today’s show was written by Javier Leiva and edited by Molly Brock.

Our theme music was written and composed by Joe Basile with TheChicken.net.

Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions and Podington Bear.

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