Telemarketer Fired for Threatening Phone Call

Telemarketer Fired for Threatening Phone Call


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A Utah telemarketing company is under fire after one of its employees threatened to kill a potential customer.

Teleperformance USA, based in Clearfield, was working under contract for telecommunications giant, Qwest, when one of its employees apparently threatened to kill a Colorado man.

That man says he told the telemarketer NOT to call again.

He received this return phone call recorded on his voice mail.

"YEAH, DID YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? **** HANG UP ON SOMEBODY LIKE THAT AGAIN ****, I'M COMING TO YOUR **** HOUSE YOU **** **** ****. WHAT THE **** YOU GONNA DO? I'LL ****KILL YOU."

The Evergreen, Colorado man who was threatened and gives only his first name, "Michael," --fears for his safety.

"Michael: ANYBODY WHO CALLS YOU HAS YOUR NAME, BY DEFAULT THEY HAVE YOUR NUMBER AND IF THAT INFORMATION IS PUBLIC-THEY HAVE YOUR ADDRESS AND POTENTIALLY A LOT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU."

A spokesperson for Teleperformance USA refused an interview, but he released the following statement:

The individual in question has been subject to disciplinary action and no longer works for the company.

The individual in question has been subject to disciplinary action and no longer works for the company.

Right now the caller faces a charge of misdemeanor phone harassment, however, federal charges of threatening communication are expected to be filed as the FBI becomes involved in the investigation

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