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Product Details

  • Paperback: 398 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1480035483
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480035485
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 4.9 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,532,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Snow is employed as the Head of Special Investigations for the Irish operation of a multi-national insurance company. He has been working in the private security and financial investigation arena since 1989. Prior to joining Zurich, he was the Irish General Manager of Pinkerton Security & Investigations, with direct management of 185 employees. Pinkerton is the world's oldest and largest security agencies with operations on every continent. He was one of the first graduates and members of the Institute of Irish Investigators, obtaining the "youngest student award" from the Institute in 1989.

He is a member of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU), the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators (IAFCI) and the Association of Irish Risk Management (AIRM). He is a retained fraud lecturer for the Insurance Institute of Ireland, IASIU & IAFCI Europe & North America, lecturing extensively in Europe and North America on fraud management.

He is passionate about identity theft. His book "Someone has taken my place" is based on his true investigation and multi-jurisdictional investigation, exploring identity theft, combined with insurance fraud in Ireland, Europe and USA. He won both the European Middle East & African (EMEA) and International Investigator of the year awards 2013 from the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators for his investigation and bringing to justice of this international serial conman.

David has been interviewed on television and radio including; The Late Late Show, TV3 and multiple radio interviews in both Ireland and North America. He has also penned several fraud articles which have featured in trade press such as Irish Broker and SIU Today.

He is also a member of the Irish charity A Little Lifetime Foundation, formally known as ISANDS. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

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From one insurance investigator to another -a job well done.
Michael Minella
A riveting easy read which left me unable to put the book down until I had read the whole 391 pages...
HPagett
Sure that is part of the story, but it is such a minor piece.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dan Fitz on January 18, 2013
Format: Paperback
Extremely interesting book that shines a bright light on identity theft. Hard to believe people will go so low as to steal the identities of children who died as infants. This book certainly illustrates the persistence of insurance investigators. I enjoyed the book very much and certainly learned something I knew little about. In this case it was rewarding to see how the courts handled this crime. Everyone should be aware of such scams. This book is an excellent read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Josh Whitfield on June 17, 2013
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I thought this book was a great account of life in the SIU world. Excellent job in portraying the work on an investigator and the need to have strong relationships. This book provides a strong insight into why fraud fighting is so important and how persistence and determination of the fraud fighters can pay off, even in other underlying arenas like identity theft. Awesome book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sharso on March 18, 2013
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This book was a good read because I was curious about identity theft. The time and effort that the author put into finding the culprit was inspiring and I thought his efforts in writing this book should be rewarded. However it is a little repetitive and badly written.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Teresa Green on March 14, 2013
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this was a book I couldn't put down, I woke in the night to read it, it was so interesting, I loved it because I knew all the areas in Ireland the investigater visited trying to track down his man, I have recommended this book to family & friends, a must read
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Minella on February 21, 2013
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From one insurance investigator to another -a job well done. Only we can appreciate the effort and time it takes. Congratulations!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dana Blount on January 11, 2013
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Brilliantly written by David Snow! I could not put this book down. Gripping and well worth the read! Very well done, and a highly recommended book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By HPagett on December 27, 2012
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A book which captures your attention from Page 1 and all throughout keeps you living the all-consuming investigation. A riveting easy read which left me unable to put the book down until I had read the whole 391 pages...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bill McNulty on December 14, 2012
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Great job by David Snow! As Fleetwood Mac wrote in their 1977 song "Don't Stop" from their Rumours album. A well paced book from a experienced Investigator who takes the reader on the roller coaster ride of Insurance Fraud investigations!
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