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An Indian outsourcing firm is working with prison authorities to set up a 200 man unit to handle back office and data entry functions for businesses worldwide. Charlapally Central Jail near Hyderabad was chosen because 40 per cent of prisoners are well-educated. Lags will get the chance to learn some skills that might actually …

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WTF?

trusting banking information to convicts

If my bank opts into this bizarre scheme I'm surely high tailing it out of their clutches. This is the worst idea ever without even mentioning the huge unemployment in the UK.

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indian convicts running the back office for banks......

Can't see any possible security issues there can you?

I'll be checking where my bank offshores to as soon as I've finished this post. I'd suggest you all do the same.

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*banks*

They are having *convicted criminals* leaf through *bank* details ?!?

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Thank you, con again!

So here we have well educated prisoners, in a 3rd world country, being given PCs and access to banking information.

I don't see much problems here, do you?

</sarcasm>

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What?????

This has to be the most hair brained idea I've ever heard- its not like the staff for this call centre aren't in prison for very good reasons already......

If my bank join this scheme- thats it for me- I'm off to a competitor......

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Happy

Bwhahahahahahahaha!

Yeah, I can just see the System Security Audit for that business case:

"Well, you see, we've got this bunch of criminals willing to work on the cheap...."

Yup, I'd buy it.

GJC

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Conversational Ice Breaker

"...and even running call centres .."

Them: "Hello, am I speaking to the owner of this telephone?"

Me: "Yes, hello, what are you in for?"

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Agree with Dr Christian....

Do we know who these banks are? If not can we find out?

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Grenade

No change there then

The banks are already run by a bunch of criminals, so I guess it makes sense for their call-centres to be staffed by their mates.

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On the plus side

With Outsourcing generally there's always that nagging doubt as to whether the wrong sort of person will get their hands on your data.

This scheme will eliminate all such doubts.

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Never been in any doubt...

...about such things anyway.

Almost every financial institution I've dealt with in the last decade has amply demonstrated to me the wide gulf between the claimed effectiveness of their security and actual reality. Nor am I in any doubt about where the bulk of security risks in banking originate - inside the system.

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Management will *love* it

Lower costs. Security risks. Nonsense. It's the fault of the *customer* for not keeping your data safe.

It *might* be interesting to find out what problems doing this in US prisons has caused.

Just a thought. icon for *all* the obvious reasons.

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Megaphone

UK FI sure to make a profit

www.radiantinfo.com/clients.html

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Umm

If they are already well educated they must already have enough skills to get themselves a job.

Likewise there is a good chance they are already in there for white collar crimes like fraud etc.

The skills this will teach them will make them very valuable to the organized crime gangs as they will get first hand experience of the systems the banks are using to prevent and detect fraud.

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Pint

We are safe in New Zealand

The criminals will never have heard of us and if they had, they wouldn't know where we were.

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FAIL

Great!

What could possibly go wrong?

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NO FATE !

The Wild Wild West Is Appealing More And More To The Respectful Business World.

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You're kidding right

I thought April fools day was last month.

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