World famous former con artist and bestselling author of Catch Me If You Can shares his experiences on both sides of the law to help others from becoming victims of fraud .In his celebrated bestseller, Catch Me If You Can, Frank Abagnale recounted his youthful career as a master imposter and forger. Before he was 21 he had cashed US$2.5 million in forged cheques, practised as a lawyer, doctor, pilot, and college professor, even though he was a high school dropout. In The Art of the Steal, Abagnale tells the remarkable story of how he parlayed his knowledge of cons and scams into a successful career as a consultant on preventing financial foul play - while showing readers how they can spot and outsmart perpetrators of fraud. Technology may have made it easier to track down criminals, but cyberspace has spawned a skyrocketing number of ways to commit crime, much of it untraceable. Frank Abagnale has discovered that punishment for fraud, much less recovery of stolen goods, seldom happens - prevention is the best form of protection. Drawing on his early years of experience as a master con man and his 25-year career on the other side of the law, he shares eye-opening stories of true scams - and tips on how they could have been avoided. A peek inside the predatory criminal mind from a past master of the con, The Art of the Steal is the ultimate defence against even the craftiest crook.