I could have stopped all this years ago

The news today that a benefit fraudster had hundreds of idenities and has allegedly scalped millions from Work and Income comes as no surprise to me.

Around 2000, I visited Work and Income with some software that would have caught thieves like this cold. They (the boffins in the brown cardies and the 1980's grey Julius Marlow double zip slip ons) said it couldn't be done and also they baulked at the $1 million that I proporsed to charge them. I even said I would do it for no money upfront but 10% of the identified fraud…again no dice.

There are plenty of such products,  and Visual Analytics is probably the best, out there but the government departments including ACC and WINZ just won't go there.

The software works unlike any other SQL based software. it actually answers the questions to problems you didn't even know you had. It is very, very fast at identifying the types of fraudster that was highlighted in the news.

I came to the conclusion that the government departments either just didn't want to know or just didn't care.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.