A Hot Startup, A Billion Dollar Fraud, A Fight for the Truth
By DAN McCRUM
Money Men is the true story behind the rise and fall of Wirecard and a six-year long newspaper investigation that exposed the company’s multi-billion dollar fraud and brought it crashing down.
Author Dan McCrum gives a gripping firsthand account of the astonishing series of events that unfolded during the investigation, detailing the setbacks, the luck, and the hard edged tactics used against him. He tells the stories of the people involved; of the Sikh whistleblower who lived with his mum in Singapore and just wanted to find a new job; the struck-off social worker who became a famous short seller; the lairy Englishman secretly pulling the strings from his yacht in Monaco; the Austrian finance whizz kid who took his holidays in warzones; the old school editor who knew that the best news stories are found dangerously close to the edge.
As he chased down the story it became clear that he wasn’t the only one in pursuit. Wirecard fought back, trying to discredit the investigation and push him out of a job. He was threatened, followed around London, offered money, hacked, subjected to online abuse, and named as the prime suspect in a criminal inquiry. He reveals just how close they came to getting away with.