Legendary con artist turned FBI informant Frank Abagnale, whose exploits were featured in the Hollywood movie Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio, will be host a free event in Richardson, Texas on Thursday, Aug. 15 to teach attendees how to protect themselves against various forms of scams and ID thefts.
Whether you're seeing it for the first time or watching it again, Catch Me If You Can is a classic. This Oscar-nominated movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, looks at the life of Frank Abagnale, Jr. In his early years Abagnale (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) successfully impersonated a doctor, a lawyer, and a co-pilot for a major airline — all before his 18th birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill gave him his first real claim to fame. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (played by Tom Hanks) makes it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him. (Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief language.)
The Goshen County AARP Community Action Group in conjunction with the Torrington Senior Center are presenting the movie, Catch Me If You Can , Oct. 19, from 12:45-2:30 p.m., at The Senior Friendship Center, located at 216 East 19 th Avenue, in Torrington.
Between the ages of 16 and 21, Frank Abagnale successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor and cashed millions in fraudulent checks. In case you didn’t read the best-selling book…spoiler alert…he got caught and his exploits were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
In July AARP North Dakota was fortunate to host the world’s leading expert on fraud and scams in Fargo, where he spoke to about 1,000 people. Abagnale also participated in a telephone town hall with thousands of North Dakotans that day. You can listen to that conversation here.
Virginia Beach, Virginia – Virginia residents reported 7,656 cases of identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission during 2017, yet a new AARP survey finds that almost half of consumers ignore experts’ recommendations to regularly shred their sensitive financial records.
AARP Wyoming will offer a FREE screening of the movie, “Catch Me If You Can,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at The Studio City Cinema, 5020 E 2nd St., Casper.
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