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Calling 911 by accident happens more often than you think, especially through smart devices. It’s happening across the country and right here in Maine.

The Scarborough Police Department posted on Facebook that it’s a big problem. And it is not the only department seeing this. Dispatchers say if you accidentally make a 911 call, the most important thing is to stay on the phone and let them know you are OK.

Officials say even though it ties up resources, they always take calls seriously. However, they are asking people to learn more about their smart devices to avoid these accidental calls.