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Back From the Dead: Fake Death Failures

Corey Taylor was fed up with his cellphone service, but didn't want to pay the $175 cancellation fee for getting out of his Verizon Wireless contract. So he faked his own death. "What have I got to lose, besides a cellphone I despise?" . Verizon eventually caught on, though, and Taylor had to fork over the money. No charges were filed, but Taylor believes his case sent a strong message to the company.

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Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor was fed up with his cellphone service, but didn't want to pay the $175 cancellation fee for getting out of his Verizon Wireless contract. So he faked his own death.

"What have I got to lose, besides a cellphone I despise?" Taylor told The Washington Post.

Verizon eventually caught on, though, and Taylor had to fork over the money. No charges were filed.