In this scenario, The “Foreign Organization” substitutes one batch of cell phones (thousands) for another. The new cell phones are exactly like the original except that a small explosive charge has been substituted as a dummy chip in the circuit. When a certain number is dialed by the new owner, the phone explodes killing its user. During the Superbowl commercial break, a number to call to receive your free …you get the picture.
Several years ago, when the Internet and cell phones weren’t so widespread, I developed this theme at some length. I finally abandoned it because it seemed too limited, but in light of some of today’s activities, it seems less unlikely.