A new kind of computer con has emerged in the past few years. It's technically mundane but psychologically brutal: using false threats of arrest, scammers trick low-income victims into repaying debts that do not exist. And one rainy day last January, they accidentally targeted one of the smartest hackers around.
Mike Davis is a good guy who gets to play at being a bad guy, a man who gets paid handsomely for testing the limits of his clients' security systems. Davis wanted a new challenge; when the fraudsters called, he realised he'd found it.
Award-winning technology journalist Danny Bradbury sits in as Davis tries to unpick the scam, following a trail that leads to the spam capital of America, through a wholesome town in the Midwest and, finally, to the other side of the world.
so you get all excited about some super hacker being scammed but instead they talk all about wanting to find the bad guy but they never do. waste of time . narrator's thick accent got in the way of the story, such that it was .