Apparently angered with dropped calls and a "string" of defective mobiles, American Corey Taylor was desperate to get out of his Verizon Wireless mobile phone contract.

When he discovered that he'd be forced to pay $175 as an early-release fee, he decided to resort to extreme measures and faked his own death.

With the reasoning of "What have I got to lose, besides a cellphone I despise?", he mocked up a fake death certificate, and got a friend to fax it to Verizon Wireless.

However, the company caught on to the scheme, and Taylor didn't get away with it: "In the end, I forked over the money".