Copyright 2001 Quo Vadis International. Handling Bomb Threats. Bomb threats are serious because they:cause injury and deathcause structural damageinterrupt business operationscause unnecessary financial losses. Copyright 2001 Quo Vadis International. Why Do People Make Bomb Threats?. Knowledgeable caller wants to minimize personal injury or property damageThe caller simply wants to create panic and anxiety to disrupt operations.