This is a brilliant scam if you’ve got the confidence to pull it off. And if you do a better job so you don’t get caught like this guy. We don’t know this guy’s name or where he worked, all that’s been released is that he’s an American, in his 40s, and was working as a software developer here in the U.S.
He was making about $250,000 a year. And he realized he could outsource his own job to China for about one-fifth of his salary. So he did. He found a company in Shenyang, China that did all his work for about $50,000 a year.
Then he would spend his days messing around on the Internet – specifically, watching cat videos on YouTube. The whole scheme unraveled though, when his company had their records audited, and noticed a bunch of suspicious log-ins from China. They figured out the guy’s scam and he was fired.