The Scam Hunter


A hair-raising investigation into the criminal underbelly of the world’s greatest cities.

‘Astonishing and frightening.’

Misha Glenny, author of McMafia


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‘I start asking questions. How do you do this? How do you get away with it? How much money do you make from it? Who supports you? Who resists you? And what happens to the people who resist you?’

Scam City’s Conor Woodman goes undercover to meet the world’s dodgiest dealers. Creeping through the lawless backstreets where the black market thrives, he intentionally falls for scam after scam, from back-alley dice games to counterfeit cash. Woodman’s risky and occasionally reckless reporting exposes how crooks dupe their unsuspecting victims time and time again.

A dark adventure through cities as diverse as Mumbai, Bogotá, New Orleans, Barcelona and London, The Scam Hunter is a shocking reminder of who really runs the world’s biggest metropolises. A truly electrifying read.

‘Peppered with great wit, the reader will often find it hard to stop themselves from laughing out loud.’

Misha Glenny, author of McMafia


‘An insightful, funny and fascinating whirlwind tour of the underworld. Highly recommend.’

Steve Cavanagh, author of The Defence

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(This book was previously published in trade paperback with the title Sharks.)