Simple Strategies to Outsmart Today's Rip-off Artists
Frank Abagnale reveals the methods used by the world's most skillful con artists to steal billions of dollars each year from unsuspecting Americans-and teaches five simple rules that will help us protect our money.
Former con artist Frank Abagnale became famous when his early life was chronicled in the hit movie Catch Me If You Can. For the past four decades he's been working for the good guys, helping the FBI, financial institutions, corporations, and law enforcement avoid the kinds of scams that target Americans today.
His new book is about the very 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, for example . . .
- The one type of photo you should never post on Facebook.
- The only conditions under which you should use WiFi networks at the airport.
- The best way to protect your phone from being hacked.
- The only type of ATM you should use.
Explaining his simple but counterintuitive rules to protect yourself, Abagnale also makes use of his insider intel to paint a picture of cybercrimes that haven't become widespread yet.