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Catch Him If You Can: A Night With Identity Theft Expert Frank Abagnale

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Overture Center for the Arts

201 State Street

Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Join AARP Wisconsin for a presentation by Frank Abagnale on how to spot & avoid scams so you can protect yourself. With Imposter Scams on the rise and 1 in 5 persons losing money during the scam, now is the time to learn the dos and don'ts from the expert!

You can read more about Mr. Abagnale and his background below. Seats are limited for the event and registration is required.

6:00 - 7:00 pm - Community Resource Fair
7:00 - 8:30 pm - Frank Abagnale Presentation

Parking vouchers for the City of Madison parking garages will be available at the event.

The event is free.

His advice is invaluable.


FRANK W. ABAGNALE (Ab'-big-nail)

Author, Lecturer and Consultant

Frank W. Abagnale is one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. For over 40 years, he has worked with, advised and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world.

Mr. Abagnale's rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 45 years ago when he was known as one of the world's most famous confidence men. This was depicted most graphically in his best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, a film of which was also made, directed by Steven Spielberg starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. A Broadway musical of the same title was also created and in April 2011 opened on Broadway and won a Tony Award.

Apprehended by the French police when he was 21 years old, he served time in the French, Swedish and U.S. prison systems. After five years, he was released on the condition that he would help the federal government, without remuneration, by teaching and assisting federal law enforcement agencies.

Mr. Abagnale has now been associated with the FBI for over four decades. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs. In 1998, he was selected as a distinguished member of "Pinnacle 400" by CNN Financial News -- a select group of 400 people chosen on the basis of great accomplishment and success in their fields. In 2004, Mr. Abagnale was selected as the spokesperson for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). He has also written numerous articles and books including The Art of the Steal, The Real U Guide to Identity Theft and Stealing Your Life.

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