Black Market Billions: How Organized Retail Crime Funds Global Terrorists by Hitha Prabhakar is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/vitYsw into your computer’s web browser.
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Organized retail crime is now a $38 billion business. Synchronized global teams are pilfering immense volumes of high-value products, counterfeiting even more—and using the profits to support the world’s most vicious terrorists and criminal gangs.
In this eye-opening exposé, business journalist Hitha Prabhakar connects the dots and follows the money deep into the world’s fastestgrowing criminal industry. You’ll learn how the Internet, social media, and disposable cell phones have opened the floodgates for a new generation of criminals—and how their multimillion-dollar ripoffs are funding everyone from Al-Qaeda to Central America’s drug lords.
Black Market Billions draws on extensive first person interviews with law enforcement, industry personnel, and the criminals themselves. Prabhakar goes “inside” to reveal why the piracy economy has exploded…why preventative measures have failed…and what to expect next, as organized retail crime reaches a terrifying critical mass.
• Inside the massive, worldwide “piracy economy”
How organized retail crime went global—and what it means to you
• The money trail: from boosters and fences to consumers and terrorists
Shell warehouses and cargo theft: stealingfrom anyone, anywhere, anytime
• “Money laundering 2.0”: how terrorists are funded now
From ancient hawalas to twenty-first century gift cards
• Why the bad guys are still getting away with it
How terrorist funding keeps slipping through the cracks of today’s tougher laws
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