Wire Me a Million is the extraordinary true story of Billy Wolfe, a master conman who took millions off gullible investors in the US during the 1970s and 80s before moving his operation to the UK and eventually to South Africa. During the early 1990s, Wolfe ran a fantastically profitable ‘boiler room’ operation from a quiet seaside location in the Eastern Cape, convincing ordinary people to part with their life savings in exchange for ‘a piece of the action’ – gold and precious metals futures, shares in a nonexistent bank in Austria and other scams. Always one step ahead of the law, sustained by adrenaline and pure chutzpah, Wolfe was wildly successful. He and his associates enjoyed all the trappings of the five-star life: luxury Sandton homes, private aircraft, game farms and a steady supply of cocaine and beautiful blondes – until the authorities eventually closed in. This is a larger-than-life story, full of lively incident and humour, and is sure to attract a wide readership.
ISBN: 978-0-86486-790-2, 2015, 210x148mm, 232 pages
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