You may not have been a target of a crime yet, but con artists are always around, just waiting for the right timing to steal your money, your information, even your life. If ever you are wondering how to make the scam phone calls stop or you've been a victim of identity theft, there’s always a way to get ahead of the bad guys. As one of the world's most renowned authorities on the subjects of cybersecurity, fraud, and forgery, author Frank Abagnale knows how scammers work. In Scam Me If You Can, he exposes the latest deceptions that scammers and hackers use to steal your money and personal information—often online and over the phone. Using plain language and definite examples, this book reveals hundreds of tips to safeguard yourself from the common tactics these con artists are using.
“They say you can’t con a con man. But what if you’re not a con man? Frank Abagnale once was, and now he’s on the other side, helping law enforcement and regular citizens spot the newest cons out there. Nobody can explain how to avoid the current epidemic of financial fraud as well Frank Abagnale. He is the ultimate authority. If you value your financial security, listen to this man.”
— William Bratton, former Police Commissioner, NYPD and LAPD
“For years, Frank Abagnale has been my first call in the event of any scam. His on-target, insightful advice has helped me and my audience protect itself. I'm so glad he's finally put this important information into a book we all can -- and should -- read.”
"A must-own for every American to arm themselves against the fastest growing crimes in our nation. Frank is a Jedi Master, and all of us in law enforcement are grateful students. Young or old, rich or not, whatever your background, Frank will empower you to protect yourself and your loved ones."
“Well written and thought provoking! This great book offers practical, sound advice on how to avoid getting scammed in many areas of your life, from identity theft to IRS scams to bank account fraud. With so many scams prevalent in today's high technology world, everyone should read this book — even those individuals who strongly believe they are not likely to ever be scammed.”
— Ernie J. Zelinski, author of How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
"Scam Me If You Can is a timely, profoundly useful book about how to take action against identity theft scams. Only someone with Abagnale's unique background could precisely lay out a blueprint for recognizing and mitigating these insidious crimes, including both real life scenarios and hands-on solutions."
“In spite of his unusual beginning--or more likely because of it--Frank Abagnale’s abilities to teach us how to avoid fraud are second to none. He’s been there, he’s done that, so if you want to know how the criminals will come at you, and how to protect yourself from them, buy this book.”
— John Miller, Former Assistant Director for Public Affairs, FBI