They're the bane of everyone's life, but one Colorado man encountered perhaps the world's worst telemarketer - when they phoned him and threatened to blow up his house.
The unnamed man got the menacing call on Thursday evening at his home in the city of Greeley. At first the caller told him he had won some money, to which he responded that he wasn't interested and hung up the phone.
He thought that would be the end of it but the salesman called back almost immediately, this time turning nasty. 'I've placed a bomb in your house,' he told the man through a thick accent, leading him to believe the call might be coming from abroad.
The man hung up once more and made a call of his own, to the police, telling the operator about the alarming threat. Police arrived and evacuated surrounding houses while they searched the man's home for signs of explosives, taking them to a nearby fire station and town hall.