Why Didn’t I Think Of This

Now I’ve heard everything:

A security check on a US company has reportedly revealed one of its staff was outsourcing his work to China.

The software developer, in his 40s, is thought to have spent his workdays surfing the web, watching cat videos on YouTube and browsing Reddit and eBay.

He reportedly paid just a fifth of his six-figure salary to a company based in Shenyang to do his job.

Operator Verizon says the scam came to light after the US firm asked it for an audit, suspecting a security breach.

Brilliant. Outsource yourself, beat Verizon to the punch.

The story goes on to say that the employee apparently ran his little scam with several companies, not just Verizon. So, it appears the guy was an independent contractor. You know what could have prevented this fraud? Hiring an actual employee. Ah, well. Live and learn.


Filed under fraud, outsourcing

6 responses to “Why Didn’t I Think Of This



  2. Love this little ditty of the scam artist and Verizon., which is my cell phone carrier.

  3. I have a lot to say what’;s going on in China , but I’d rather keep my mouth shut. Blogs are so open.

  4. democommie

    Geez, Verizon getting screwed by the help, ‘stead of the other way around–I don’t even think that ‘s legal.

  5. Kosh III

    Is this why Verizon is a 47% slacker? Verizon paid no federal income taxes in 2010.

  6. Mike G

    Very entrepreneurial of him…but only corporations are permitted to profit in this way, so this behavior must be CRUSHED.