Inside the mind of a fraudster
Fraud is a modern day plague on society. We all know someone who has been the victim of fraud, whether it be someone ringing them up pretending to be from their bank and then emptying their account, or paying for goods online that never arrive. However, that is only the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of thousands of other victims who, for a variety of reasons, decide not to report the crime to Police. Whilst that might be understandable to a degree, until the scale and complexity of the problem is fully understood, it will be impossible to design effective solutions. The purpose of this blog is to provide an insight into how fraudsters operate and as a result, better equip people to prevent themselves and their businesses becoming victims.
About Fraudster's Diary
Who we are
The blog itself is ghost written by an ex Police Officer with over 30 years service together with another 5 years working in banking. The material has been obtained from a reformed fraudster who views this as an opportunity to repair some of the damage that he and his fellow fraudsters have inflicted. I think it right to point out that he is not (and never has been) a police informant. You might question the ethics of working with a ex - criminal; however, it is obvious to me that the police cannot arrest their way out of this epidemic and therefore preventing people becoming victims of crime in the first place must form the central plank of any sustainable strategy.