By David Thomas
Beggars, Cheats and Forgers is made from new learn right into a overlooked quarter of British background: the tales of old scams, cheats and forgeries. Former Director of expertise on the nationwide data, David Thomas has delved into the documents to discover strange stories, from Tudor id robbery to the Spanish Prisoner letter rip-off of the eighteenth and 19th centuries. This booklet offers an clean tackle felony background and the roots of identification robbery, e mail scams and pyramid schemes nonetheless hired via criminals today. As featured in Hertfordshire existence journal, Wiltshire occasions, Bradway Bugle and My Croxley News.
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