Frank Abagnale (whose life as a con man was depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can) 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's 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 hundreds of tips, including these:
- The one type of photo you should never post on social media.
- The only conditions under which you should use Wi-Fi networks at the airport.
- The best way to protect your phone from being hacked.
- The only time you should use an ATM.
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.