Today I was in Phantom FM on Phantom Daily with Simon Maher. I think the interview went well. It was nice to be able to talk about the websites and the American side of things.
While I was researching Devil in the Red Dress I was fascinated by the more high tech side of the case (as I’ve mentioned here before this was very much a trial of it’s time.) I’ve linked to the websites mentioned in the trial (and in Devil) and I think you’ll agree they’re not the most convincing scams ever.
In many ways Sharon was a spammers dream…judging by the kind of websites she tried to enter into criminal activity with, she’s the kind of woman who would receive an email from Yasser Arafat’s widow asking for help to get his money out of the country (I know there have been a lot of different one’s since but that was always my favourite and anyway I’ve now got a better spam filter) and fall for it. After all, she did sent €15,000 to someone behind a website who’d modelled their pitch on a T-shirt shop.
It was a nice relaxed interview and it was good to be able to talk about the more bizarre aspects of the case.
I think I also managed to convince the drivers of the taxis to and from the studios about the book as well…
Anyway, I’m still working on the trailer…I have a script now and an idea for an unusual approach…watch this space anyway…you will see the finished product here first!