Following digital footprints is a detective story with a difference. Different sections of a police force are investigating cases of hire car theft, credit card fraud and identity theft using traditional methods supported by ever more sophisticated IT systems. The criminals, meanwhile, become increasingly greedy but appear to be committing their crimes under the radar. The suspense builds, as the police build their case methodically and with the occasional element of luck. There are several twists and turns as the plot races towards a conclusion, and the reader can only wait and see whether the police or the criminals will succeed.David McCaddon has written an enthralling whodunnit by drawing on his many years of experience in law enforcement systems development working with police forces worldwide. The technical details are described with a light touch and this adds to the enjoyment of the novel. A satisfying read.
This book, as the title states, is about computer scams and is a work of fiction although sometimes it is hard to remember this.
There is not a lot of murder and mayhem but the way the plot develops and the scams involved keep you wanting to read just a little further.
I learned a lot about identity theft from reading this book.
There is a very good explanation of skimming on pages 62-63.
There is more than one scam happening.
It was very interesting to see how the scammers worked and how the law enforcement sections tracked them down with the help of newer programs.
I am looking forward to reading In Digital Pursuit also by David McCaddon.
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