Frank Abagnale, who for more than 40 years has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists, will speak at the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts in Louisville on Thursday, Oct. 12. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:45 p.m.

As an ambassador for AARP Fraud Watch Network, Abagnale will share tips on how to guard against identity theft and protect your good credit from scammers.

A con artist in his youth, Abag­nale wrote Catch Me If You Can, the book that inspired the 2002 movie of the same name. The event is free, but seating is limited. To register, go to

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