James Freedman

After Dinner & Event Speaker (in association with SpeakOut)

At every performance of his sell-out show, James Freedman stole the identity of someone in the audience! But the City of London Police didn't arrest him, instead they asked for his help as the first UK Fraud Prevention Ambassador.

Now direct from London's West End, private performances of this ground-breaking show are available to organisations looking for something new and exciting for conferences and training days.

Based on a life-time spent studying criminals, conmen and fraudsters, 'Man of Steal' delivers much more than improved fraud resilience. An inspiring performer, James demonstrates how to spot opportunities, build your confidence, think big and reduce risk. Along the way he'll show you just how easily he can pick your pocket, hack your phone and access your bank account.

"Genuinely jaw-dropping" The Times

James Freedman is an entertainer and an authority on stealth crime and social engineering. He has picked the pockets of the Mayor of London, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England. James has made many TV appearances including This Morning, CNN International, The Wright Stuff, BBC Breakfast & Sky News and presented a regular slot on Channel 5's series Police 5, demonstrating the latest scams and how to avoid them.

To book James Freedman, contact Emkay Entertainments Agency via mark@emkayentertainments.net. Alternatively, speak to a booking agent directly on 01506 855 555.


"Incredibly professional with a fantastic mix of education and entertainment. 'Man of Steal' proved an excellent finale to our World Congress." 

Information Security Forum

"Having used James' unique skills for over 5 years, we recently commissioned a private performance of Man of Steal' for a senior audience of entrepreneurs and investors. It takes a lot to surprise them but James did just that, with an engaging, interactive and enlightening performance. He has our highest recommendation." 

Business Growth Fund

"James has a very particular set of skills which he has already used to terrify then enlighten different parts of our business on six occasions this year. His identity theft show encouraged us to change procedures and the business lessons he drew from his criminal knowledge were invaluable. A genuine mixture of entertainer and expert, James is also a great collaborator and we look forward to working with him again." 

Marks and Spencer PLC

"The Man of Steal show was a key element of our Financial Crime Summit in May 2018. James entertained us with a thought provoking and highly entertaining performance, demonstrating both traditional and modern theft techniques in a way that kept the audience riveted throughout. We recommend him for any similar events." 

Royal Bank of Scotland

"Man of Steal is a very entertaining presentation packed with valuable information that increases employees' awareness of risk and reduces a company's exposure to fraud." 

Metropolitan Police

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