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McCrum, Dan,

Money men : a hot startup, a billion dollar fraud, a fight for the truth / Dan McCrum. - London, Bantam Press, 2022 - xii, 326 pages ; 24 cm

Includes index

When investigative journalist Dan McCrum first came across Wirecard, the hot new tech company that looked poised to challenge Silicon Valley, it all looked a little too good to be true- offices were sprouting up all over the world, they were reporting runaway growth and the CEO even wore a black turtleneck in tribute to Steve Jobs (or perhaps Elizabeth Holmes). In the space of a few short years, the company had come from nowhere to overtake industry giants like Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank on the stock market. As McCrum began to dig deeper, he encountered a story stranger and more compelling than he could have imagined- a world of short sellers and whistleblowers, pornographers and private militias, hackers and spies. Before long he realised that he wasn't the only one in pursuit. Shadowy figures were following him through the streets of London, high-flying lawyers were sending ominous letters to his boss, and he even received a criminal complaint from financial regulators. Now the race was on to prove his suspicions and clear his name"--Publisher's description

9781787635043 178763504X 9781787635050

Electronic funds transfers--Corrupt practices--Germany.
Electronic funds transfers--Corrupt practices.

363.25'968 / MCC