In his celebrated bestseller, 'Catch Me If You Can', Frank Abagnale recounted his youthful career as a master imposter and forger. Before he was 21 he had cashed US$2.5 million in forged cheques, practised as a lawyer, doctor, pilot, and college professor, even though he was a high school dropout.
In 'The Art Of The Steal' Abagnale tells the remarkable story of how he parlayed his knowledge of cons and scams into a successful career as a consultant on preventing financial foul play - while showing readers how they can spot and outsmart perpetrators of fraud.
Technology may have made it easier to track down criminals, but cyberspace has spawned a skyrocketing number of ways to commit crime, much of it untraceable. Frank Abagnale has discovered that punishment for fraud, much less recovery of stolen goods, seldom happens - prevention is the best form of protection.
Drawing on his early years of experience as a master con man and his 25-year career on the other side of the law, he shares eye-opening stories of true scams - and tips on how they could have been avoided.
A peek inside the predatory criminal mind from a past master of the con, this book is the ultimate defence against even the craftiest crook.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 03 / 2004
- 211 x 136mm