A Hot Startup and A Billion Dollar Fraud – Dan McCrum [Re-broadcast 6/21/22]
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He followed a tip to investigate a hot new tech company … And what journalist Dan McCrum discovered was a world of criminal activity. With the help of a whistleblower, he uncovered Wirecard’s multi-billion-dollar fraud. McCrum joins host Charles Mizrahi to tell the fascinating story of his fight for the truth and Wirecard’s nefarious attempts to sabotage it.

Topics Discussed:

  • An Introduction to Dan McCrum (00:00:00)
  • Hiding in Plain Sight (00:1:52)
  • Wirecard’s Hunting Grounds (00:7:22)
  • The First Tip (00:14:40)
  • Approaching Wirecard (00:22:26)
  • Exposing Inconsistency (00:27:42)
  • The Whistleblower Report (00:37:33)
  • Wirecard Strikes Back (00:45:25)
  • All Is Revealed (00:50:58)
  • Where Are They Now? (00:53:59)

Guest Bio:

Dan McCrum is an author and award-winning investigative reporter at the Financial Times. His reporting on Wirecard has earned him a Gerald Loeb Award and prizes from the London Press Club, the Society of Editors, and the New York Financial Writers’ Association. In 2020, McCrum was named Journalist of the Year at the British Journalism Awards. He writes about his Wirecard investigation in his debut book (below).

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