12 June 2013
Meet Britain's Greatest Fraudster
Background:Tony Sales was one of the UK’s most wanted criminals, Tony Sales was on the run for over six years. When active he stole an estimated £30,000,000 pounds from retailers in online and instore scams, as well as running an organised fraud operation that ruthlessly and systematically exploited the weaknesses of its retailer targets. These activities led him to be branded by The Sun newspaper as “Britain’s Greatest Fraudster”.
Now a reformed character, Tony Sales is identifying opportunities for fraud and has found that online trading has brought twice as many opportunities for the fraudster and made it easier to commit fraud today than ever before.
The fundamental reason for this is quite simple. Those engaged in the battle to defeat fraud are fundamentally honest people. They may have an understanding of how fraudsters go about their work, or even come into contact with them through their professions, but unless you have actually seen the world through the eyes of a criminal it is impossible to fully understand how he thinks and to anticipate his moves.
In this evening’s presentation, Tony will share his latest findings which conclude that online retail has become a “fraudster’s paradise” and will show how fraudsters select their targets and commit their crimes. This is not theory. Tony will be actively demonstrating how fraudsters pick apart online systems and then ruthlessly target a retailer over and over again; often taking them for hundreds of thousands, or even millions of pounds over perhaps a six week period, before moving on to their next scam.