Information is Power

I was cajoled into going shopping the other day with Lucy, a female friend; she wanted to buy something expensive for her husband James...

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

I've always been open to new ideas; if someone approached me with a new scam or a variation on an old one, as long as I could understand...

Its a bugs life

I met Richard, an ex-colleague for a chat the other day; he had heard that I had hung up my boots and wanted to hear it from the horse's...

Flattery will get you everywhere

Having given up my previous 'career' as a fraudster I've resigned myself to working for not very much money doing a job that I find...

Different Strokes for Different Folks

My nightmare scenario involves me being woken at a respectable hour by a detective who is smartly dressed, courteous and professional. He...

Good Guys v Bad Guys

I sometimes sit back and reflect on the fact that I was comparatively lucky in my ‘career’, inasmuch I was never convicted; however, if...

Working with the bad guys

Since I began publishing this blog I've had a great deal of very positive feedback along the lines of 'why didn't anyone tell me about...

The Taxman Cometh

We are all creatures of habit and routine and normally that is a good thing. As a child I recall the sound of leather on Brian Close...

The Road to Damascus

I’ve mentioned briefly that, my parents had been scammed, and as a result, I had been forced to admit to myself the degree of misery I...

Everyone wants to be loved

This has never been my ‘thing,’ though I know a few guys who make an absolute fortune from this. While all types of fraud bear the risk...

A little bit about me

Someone I met asked me to give him some insight into ‘the world of the fraudster. We ‘met’ across an interview table in a police station.