Wrong Nail Polish Complaint Is B.C.’s Top 911 Nuisance Call Of 2017

Wrong Nail Polish Complaint Is B.C.’s Top 911 Nuisance Call Of 2017
Wrong Nail Polish Complaint Is B.C.’s Top 911 Nuisance Call Of 2017

A person calling 911 to complain that a nail salon refused to change their nail polish colour is among B.C.’s top nuisance calls of 2017.

In an effort to help prevent future nuisance calls, E-Comm has released a list of the “Top 10” 911 nuisance calls they received through 2017.

Here are the call centre’s top 10 list of reasons to not call 911:

  1. Complaining a salon wouldn’t change nail polish colour
  2. Car refusing to move forward at a gas station pump
  3. To report food was inedible and restaurant refusing to provide refund
  4. Complaining tenant moved without returning keys
  5. Calling because someone parked in their parking spot
  6. Wondering if a washroom closed sign at a popular beach was legitimate
  7. Complaining gas station wouldn’t accept coins for payment
  8. Calling to ask if raccoons are dangerous animals
  9. Asking if there’s a law preventing washing clothes at 6 a.m.
  10. Calling to check the time following the fall time change

“As you can see by our 2017 list, some people believe 9-1-1 can be used as a customer complaint or general information service,” Jody Robertson, executive director of corporate communications said in a release

“While these calls are absurd, they’re more common than you might think. The fact is – every time a 9-1-1 call taker handles one of these calls, we waste valuable resources. We’re asking the public to help us help.”

E-Comm, B.C.’s largest emergency communications centre, receives around 1.36 million calls every year.

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