Scam Me If You Can

Author: Frank Abagnale

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525538976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Are you at risk of being scammed? Former con artist and bestselling author of Catch Me If You Can Frank Abagnale shows you how to stop scammers in their tracks. Maybe you're wondering how to make the scam phone calls stop. Perhaps someone has stolen your credit card number. Or you've been a victim of identity theft. Even if you haven't yet been the target of a crime, con artists are always out there, waiting for the right moment to steal your information, your money, and your life. As one of the world's most respected authorities on the subjects of fraud, forgery, and cyber security, Frank Abagnale knows how scammers work. In Scam Me If You Can, he reveals the latest tricks that today's scammers, hackers, and con artists use to steal your money and personal information--often online and over the phone. Using plain language and vivid examples, Abagnale reveals hundreds of tips, including: • The best way to protect your phone from being hacked • The only time you should ever use a debit card • The one type of photo you should never post on social media • The only conditions under which you should use WiFi networks at the airport • The safest way to use an ATM With his simple but counterintuitive rules, Abagnale also makes use of his insider intel to paint a picture of cybercrimes that haven't become widespread yet.

Catch Me If You Can

Author: Frank W. Abagnale,Stan Redding

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 9780767905381

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 293

View: 7185

A former confidence man and master impostor recounts his crimes, captures, escapes, and imprisonment, in a firsthand account of his international exploits.

The Art of the Steal

Author: Frank W. Abagnale

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0767910915

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7883

The world--famous former con artist and bestselling author of Catch Me if You Can now reveals the mind--boggling tricks of the scam trade--with advice that has made him one of America's most sought--after fraud--prevention experts. "I had as much knowledge as any man alive concerning the mechanics of forgery, check swindling, counterfeiting, and other similar crimes. Ever since I'd been released from prison, I'd often felt that if I directed this knowledge into the right channels, I could help people a great deal. Every time I went to the store and wrote a check, I would see two or three mistakes made on the part of the clerk or cashier, mistakes that a flimflam artist would take advantage of. . . . In a certain sense, I'm still a con artist. I'm just putting down a positive con these days, as opposed to the negative con I used in the past. I've merely redirected the talents I've always possessed. I've applied the same relentless attention to working on stopping fraud that I once applied to perpetuating fraud." In Catch Me if You Can, Frank W. Abagnale recounted his youthful career as a master imposter and forger. 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 you how to identify 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. Businesses are estimated to lose an unprecedented $400 billion a year from fraud of one sort or another. If we were able to do away with fraud for just two years, we'd erase the national debt and pay Social Security for the next one hundred years. However, Abagnale has discovered that punishment for committing fraud, much less recovery of stolen funds, seldom happens: Once you're a victim, you won't get your money back. Prevention is the best form of protection. Drawn from his twenty-five years of experience as an ingenious con artist (whose check scams alone mounted to more than $2 million in stolen funds), Abagnale's The Art of the Steal provides eye-opening stories of true scams, with tips on how they can be prevented. Abagnale takes you deep inside the world and mind of the con artist, showing you just how he pulled off his scams and what you can do to avoid becoming the next victim. You'll hear the stories of notorious swindles, like the mustard squirter trick and the "rock in the box" ploy, and meet the criminals like the famous Vickers Gang who perpetrated them. You'll find out why crooks wash checks and iron credit cards and why a thief brings glue with him to the ATM. And finally, you'll learn how to recognize a bogus check or a counterfeit bill, and why you shouldn't write your grocery list on a deposit slip. A revealing look inside the predatory criminal mind from a former master of the con, The Art of the Steal is the ultimate defense against even the craftiest crook.

The House of Nine Squares

Author: Stewart Home,Florian Cramer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 68

View: 2589

Cultural Writing. New to SPD, this odd and compelling book is a collection of Stewart Home's letters, mostly to Florian Cramer, regarding the fabricated 'movement' they call Neoism. As Home puts it in his Introduction, [I] insist that Neoism is no more ridiculous as a 'cultural' phenomenon than Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Lettrism or Situationism. All of these 'groups' operated on the basis of speculation, aiming to create the illusion that a 'movement' that bore their name actually existed ... The `avant-garde' has long denied its `avant-garde' status because it does not wish to acknowledge the ebb and flow of its own discontinuous `tradition'. I hope the selection of letters to third parties, cut into this blend and clash of opinion, adds productively to the general sense of disorientation and confusion.

Chandler's Daughter

Author: Truly Donovan

Publisher: Write Way Pub

ISBN: 9781885173621

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 3631

Lexy Connor's quiet life in Boulder is turned upside down when an old friend asks for help in finding her birth parents and the mysterious people who are after her.


Author: Virna DePaul

Publisher: Virna De Paul


Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 1307

Even as the FBI tries to keep rogue vampires from preying on humans—for killing, for turning, for pleasure—the stakes only get higher... Barrett Miles had no idea that vampires were real - until Belladonna recruited her to serve as a covert agent and infiltrate a murderous sex ring run by the most depraved of immortals: those who feed on the purity and blood of innocents. Their latest victim: a young girl whom Barrett promised to protect. Now, forced to team up with her former lover, undercover sniper Nick Maltese, Barrett is caught between fulfilling her mission and shielding her heart from the man who betrayed her. Nick is hunting a new breed of vampire and harboring a terrible secret when Barrett finds him. As the hunt begins and desires from the past resurface, Nick knows he has only one chance to prove himself to Barrett. Can Nick and Barrett save a lost girl and protect humanity? And will they rebuild a love strong enough to save them both?

Catch Me If You Can

Author: Nina Bruhns

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 9780373079902

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 6258

Catch Me If You Can by Nina Bruhns released on Jan 25, 2000 is available now for purchase.

Daddy Devastating (Mills & Boon Intrigue)

Author: Delores Fossen

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472058038

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 336

For FBI special agent Russ, Julia is nothing but trouble. First the Texas heiress blunders into his undercover operation. Then she turns his life upside down with a single photograph...his beautiful baby girl.