BEVERLY HILLS ( — Pranksters tricked police and sent officers to the home of actor Tom Cruise, according to Beverly Hills police.

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The hoax was the latest incident in a trend known as celebrity swatting, where someone makes a fake police report that would require a SWAT team to be sent out to a star’s home.

Officers swarmed the superstar’s home after someone called to report an armed robbery, Sgt. Renato Moreno said. They soon discovered the report was fake.

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The bogus call came in at 11:51 a.m. Thursday, Moreno said.

Cruise wasn’t home when officers arrived.

Police talked with the actor’s private security and learned the call didn’t originate from the house.

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Miley Cyrus, Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber and Simon Cowell also have been reportedly targeted.