What with christmas not that far into the past and always inevitable to come back around we asked Paul Wilson from The Real Hustle a few questions about scams and the like in conjunction with Endsleigh and their gadget safety campaign.
Endsleigh Insurance are on their latest gadget safety campaign. Endsleigh have recruited BBC 3 Real Hustle star, Paul Wilson as their Head of Gadget Safety and Paul will be highlighting the importance of keeping your phones, iPads and laptops safe, particularly over Christmas. He’ll be revealing the tricks criminals can use to steal your gadgets and how you can combat them. Vital for bloggers who need lots of equipment – cameras, computers and phones.
Here is a little background about Paul himself and the questions put to him..
By 20 he had left the Army due to injury and was living in London working as a magician and street entertainer during the day, and a casino hustler at night.
Paul then worked as a computer programmer for some of Europe’s largest financial companies, where he learnt some of the tricks of the computer hacker. His knowledge of computers helped him develop an ingenious (but illegal) system for predicting where a roulette ball would land.
He now works on the right side of the law as a security consultant for Las Vegas casinos to catch con-artists. He was also “cheating consultant” for the Sylvester Stallone movie Shade and he worked on the new film, Smokin’ Aces.
Paul says: “If I really had the larceny to use the skills I’ve learned over the years I’d probably be rich, famous or dead. Probably all three.”
You can find out more about Paul and the Real Hustle team here