Skip to comments.A new calling for jailed criminals - telemarketing
Posted on 09/28/2009 7:45:38 AM PDT by myknowledge
CONVICTED criminals are being employed as telemarketers to cold-call people as part of a radical new prison employment program.
But those called will have no idea they are talking to an inmate and the State Government will not say which organisations are using the convicts as part of a confidentiality deal.
The program is designed to prepare women prisoners from Windsor's low and medium-security Dillwynia Correctional Centre for life on the outside, training them for work and stopping them from reoffending.
However it is also being used as a low-cost way for companies to get cheap telemarketing work and for the Government to boost its coffers.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailytelegraph.com.au ...
You certainly don't want to be speaking to a con over the phone, would you?
Economic fascism -- business and government work together so that each can help the other.
And that 9.7% unemployment rate? You workers better suck it up. The prisons are full of people who will work for practically nothing. Ha! Ha!
Right. Like I want to be giving my Credit Card number to a woman who is behind bars for Identity theft?
Unbelievable. This was used on the HBO show OZ years ago and now it’s here in real life.
And that 9.7% unemployment rate? You workers better suck it up. The prisons are full of people who will work for practically nothing. Ha! Ha! Perfect slave labor pools.
Yeah, that show was awesome. They included the crims trying a credit card scam as well.
Besides a possible credit card scam, they have your phone number and can lookup your address and send their pals to rob your house.
This is a bad idea.
Just one more reason to hang up on telemarketers.
(As if I needed one.)
Don’t worry. All their conversations will be recorded, monitored and suspicious activity red-flagged.
This is such a bad idea on so many levels....
"Female heroine" is a bit redundant, isn't it?
I mean, there's no such thing as a male heroine.
Why outsource the call centers? Telemarketing? A person could readily stand this up so profit could cover expenses of keeping the boys and give them some income....
Imagine, success could give the cons some positive social skills.... meaning, gratification and something to do once they were out.
But then again you could have a whole generation of Madoffs!
Ha! I meant heroin.
This was an underlying story line in the moviie “Spitfire Grill”. An inmate from the South (for murder) was incarcerated in Vermont, and she fielded calls about vacation destinations in the state of Vermont. She became so enamored with Vermont (or perhaps it was Maine) as a destination that when she was released she decided to live there and was assigned by her parole agent to work for an elderly diner owner where she made many friends. Good movie. Sad ending.
The Obamunist gets to claim he created jobs and the companies get to enjoy slave labor (soon to be filled by all his right-wing domestic terrorists) in the United States of America...we're not near as free as we like to believe.
Nothing new really. Not real smart but it is what it is.
As long as the telemarketing doesn’t involve giving personal information, I’m okay with it.
Another reason to be on the “DO NOT CALL” list.
I am supposed to be on that list- but am starting to get calls again.
Now I ask them if they are adhering to the Do Not Call list, and then I hang up.
You have to renew it online. It runs out after, IIRC, three years.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.