Other People's Money: The Rise and Fall of Britain's Boldest Credit Card Fraudster Paperback – Unabridged, 7 Mar 2008
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'A fascinating and illuminating story'
-- Irvine Welsh
'A scintillating read - with a very large don't try this at home
warning thrown in for good measure.' -- Maxim
'An eye-popping account of the brief but spectacularly profitable
career of young Elliot Castro. It's a fascinating story.' -- Mail on Sunday
'Well written, revealing and above all human, Other People's Money
is a cut above your average crime saga.' -- Switched On
'a concise, self-critical memoir, which deftly conveys the
desperation of his plight without a shred of self pity.' -- Daily Express
'exhilarating Brit variation on Catch Me If You Can, which never
misses an opportunity to up the sweaty-palmed suspense.'
-- Arena --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A white-knuckle ride through the spectacularly profitable criminal career of the young Elliot Castro.See all Product Description
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Neil Forsyth's fast-paced writing style brings Elliot Castro's amazing story to life. From the word go, I was pretty much sucked in to this page-turner. This is not just a book about crime. There are some hilarious moments as well as some deeply emotional and personal moments where I couldn't help but feel for Elliot. It's a truly outstanding piece of writing with a story that will definitely interest anyone who holds a credit card or wants to know how credit card fraud works.
It's a thriller, a comedy and a drama all in one. Buy it!
I wouldn't recommend this book
When the criminal tried to stabilize his life in Belfast, chosen because it is part of the UK but with its own distinctive police force, he learned that he couldn't do so for any length of time because people started wondering how he really came by his wealth. People can spot the difference between those who are genuinely wealthy and those who are not, even without any evidence. The stories that the criminal told just didn't add up. When he was continually on the move, people didn't see him for long enough to worry about such matters. So it was that a long spell in Belfast combined with regular visits to certain other places, especially Edinburgh and his parents' adopted home of Glasgow, made it increasingly difficult for the criminal to operate effectively in the places he liked.Read more ›
Your book is truly fantastic and deserves to be where it is on the Amazon hit list. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and your tales of woe and the high life you enjoyed on other people's money was exactly my modus operandi for years.
I get the impression we suffer from the syndrom of having to buy our friends. In bars. And expensive hotels. Your honesty at telling your stories is truly remarkable. Your ability to coerce money out the credit card companies was awesome!
Congratulations on your book. You may like to read 'High Stakes - How I blew 14 Million Pounds' I wrote that in prison!
Good luck for the future
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book with a fantastic insight into one of the worlds greatest fraudsters.Published 6 months ago by nexus
He stole it,he took it! The incredible story of a thief!Published 13 months ago by irishpropheticart
I bought the book because someone recommended it, for what I paid it was well worth while.Published 14 months ago by The darkman