James Freedman

Stealth Crime Expert

James Freedman is an outstanding entertainer and an expert on stealth crime. He is the only person who has picked the pockets of the Mayor of London, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England. His one-man show, James Freedman: Man of Steal won critical acclaim at The Edinburgh Festival in 2015.

Described as "a master of the deceptive arts"

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  • Stealth Crime
  • Social Engineering
  • Crime Prevention
  • How to Commit Fraud
  • The ?Man of Steal? Show


He presents in English.

How he presents

James is one of the most unusual and fascinating performers in the world today, using digital dexterity and mental agility to entertain and enlighten all kinds of audiences.

In Detail

In 2015, James was appointed as the UK Fraud Prevention Ambassador by the City of London Police and in this role works with police to raise awareness of modern fraud and stealth crime across the country. He presented a regular slot on the Channel 5 series Police 5 demonstrating the latest scams and how to avoid them. He has made many TV appearances including This Morning, CNN International, The Wright Stuff, BBC Breakfast, ITV News and Sky News. James also works as a specialist adviser behind the camera and has taught secrets of deception to actors. He was a special adviser on the hit BBC drama Hustle and his work won an Intermedia-Globe-Silver Award at the World Media Festival.


In the corporate world, James is in great demand as a speaker on the subjects of crime prevention, social engineering and fraud where he uses his performance skills and business knowledge to change employees' awareness of risk and reduce company's exposure to fraud.



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