Art of the Steal
Frank W. Abagnale

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Narrated By: Barrett Whitener

Duration: 8 hours and 18 minutes

What to expect

While technology may make it easier to track down criminals, cyberspace has spawned a skyrocketing number of ways to commit crime, much of it untraceable. In fact, punishment for fraud, much less recovery of stolen funds, is a rare occurrence. Prevention is the best form of protection.

Frank Abagnale, former con artist and bestselling author of Catch Me If You Can, reveals the mind-boggling tricks of the scam trade with advice that has made him one of America’s most sought after fraud-prevention experts. Drawn from his twenty-five-year career on the other side of the law, The Art of the Steal provides eye-opening stories of true scams with tips on how they could have been avoided.


True crime, Business and Management, Social welfare and social services

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“Captivating and useful.”, editorial review

“Many lessons for learners emerge that everyone with money should hear. Barrett Whitener’s pleasant voice makes it clear how vulnerable our money is, and listeners will welcome the dozens of suggestions offered on how to protect it.”


“This detailed and well-written book describes many types of scams, including those involving forged checks, stolen mail, and phony credit cards…A useful work on business and personal privacy.”

Library Journal

“This is a book that’s hard to turn off. There’s just something about beating the system that’s so entertaining and so American. Barrett Whitener narrates the audiobook with the wily charm of a fellow who just sidled up to you and wants to know if ‘you’ve heard the one about.’”

“Read with the precise diction of Barrett Whitener. This book will make your jaw drop at the extent of the problem.”