THE ELECTRONIC CRIMINAL by Robert Farr

THE ELECTRONIC CRIMINAL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

IBM, Data Processing, and Honeywell would be wise if they paid not to have this book published, since it may find its way into the hands of every villain hoping to score a perfect crime against a bank. Running in with machine-guns is passe when you can just walk in and have the clerks hand over bundles of bills with a smile. Computer fraud has been used to achieve some of the most adroit ripoffs of modern times. One can barely read this without dreams of pulling off a grand heist. Some of the entries include: how to swindle from your bedside telephone; the compleat Diner's Club credit card manual of forgery; how to wiretap and bug; the art of illegal entry made easy; when to burgle; how to run a hotel convention con game with a fake prostitute; stealing brand new films and records, and selling their duplicates to Europe before the flick or disc is even released here; how to steal shares and manipulate bank accounts. It's all here--and it all looks disarmingly simple as well as being dreadfully readable. To be sure Farr offers a few security precautions, but for the most part the outlook is sheer terror for Chase Manhattan.

Pub Date: May 11th, 1975
Publisher: McGraw-Hill