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Topic # 185376 20-Nov-2015 10:22
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Worlds largest fine.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11548262

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  Reply # 1431613 20-Nov-2015 10:50
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And I thought I was having a rough morning.  Would not want to be the one responsible for this...

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  Reply # 1431618 20-Nov-2015 10:57
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Good. Hopefully they've learnt their lesson.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1431621 20-Nov-2015 11:06
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It's in Nigeria - surely there will be funds easily available from a recently deceased oil magnate who died interstate (sic), or a European lottery windfall that needs a good home.  They email me about those all the time!

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  Reply # 1431622 20-Nov-2015 11:07
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shk292: It's in Nigeria - surely there will be funds easily available from a recently deceased oil magnate who died interstate (sic), or a European lottery windfall that needs a good home.  They email me about those all the time!


I'm fairly sure 419 fraud makes up a decent chunk of their GDP

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  Reply # 1431642 20-Nov-2015 11:39
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Haha! I love the suggestion of a warning to other investors. xD

More like: obey regulations and you will be fine.

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  Reply # 1431643 20-Nov-2015 11:41
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UHD: Haha! I love the suggestion of a warning to other investors. xD

More like: obey regulations and you will be fine.


Pretty sure Nigeria isn't on anyone's hot list when considering safe places to invest large sums of money

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  Reply # 1431669 20-Nov-2015 13:01
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It's not a requirement to register in NZ either

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  Reply # 1431707 20-Nov-2015 13:54
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Yabanize: It's not a requirement to register in NZ either


At the moment. The idea gets tossed around every now and then.




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  Reply # 1431736 20-Nov-2015 14:36
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Yabanize: It's not a requirement to register in NZ either


Probably will be soon I imagine. Australia has it, was an interesting experience trying to register 2 prepaid data SIMs when I went there earlier this year. No local passport or drivers licence made that fun. 




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  Reply # 1431742 20-Nov-2015 14:42
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I don't get Nigeria - super corrupt but still fast growing economy.





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  Reply # 1431785 20-Nov-2015 15:19
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Cool Story Time: in a previous job, as a vendor, one of the project managers told me about the time they had sold a system to a carrier in Central African Republic (from memory). Their representative insisted on going there - to Bristol, in the UK - to complete the deal, rather than having our sales people go to him as is more usual. 

When he finished signing the contract he told them he was going to pay for it up front... and proceeded to pull roughly $1M USD out of his socks, underpants, and various other items of clothing on or about his person. Apparently the accounting people weren't quite sure what to do with all the (slightly sweaty) bills.




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Zeon: I don't get Nigeria - super corrupt but still fast growing economy.


Crime pays? Lol




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  Reply # 1431799 20-Nov-2015 15:43
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SaltyNZ: Cool Story Time: in a previous job, as a vendor, one of the project managers told me about the time they had sold a system to a carrier in Central African Republic (from memory). Their representative insisted on going there - to Bristol, in the UK - to complete the deal, rather than having our sales people go to him as is more usual. 

When he finished signing the contract he told them he was going to pay for it up front... and proceeded to pull roughly $1M USD out of his socks, underpants, and various other items of clothing on or about his person. Apparently the accounting people weren't quite sure what to do with all the (slightly sweaty) bills.

Money laundering?

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  Reply # 1431816 20-Nov-2015 16:10
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Yabanize: It's not a requirement to register in NZ either


Probably will be soon I imagine. Australia has it, was an interesting experience trying to register 2 prepaid data SIMs when I went there earlier this year. No local passport or drivers licence made that fun. 


Have they tightened it down?

Vodafone AU at BNE (~'12) were happy with NZ Passport + NZ Credit Card as verification for completing the documentation.  Even back in '08 Virgin just took a look at NZ Passport and put down their address - I hadn't yet decided between two apartments - saying "oh we do this for backpackers all the time".   Optus was even easier, just insert SIM and call a number with it, give them an(y) address and it was good to go.

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  Reply # 1431824 20-Nov-2015 16:25
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nigelj: Optus was even easier, just insert SIM and call a number with it, give them an(y) address and it was good to go.


Little surprised by this.  When I was in Melbourne '05-'07 you couldn't get a SIM without '100 points of ID' for which even a passport on its own was not enough

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