Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor, and cashed millions of dollars in fraudulent checks.  In case you didn’t read the bestselling book–spoiler alert–he got caught, and his exploits were depicted in the blockbuster movie Catch Me if You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

For over 40 years, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists.  He is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents.  Now he’s joined forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network to help you learn how to spot and avoid scams to protect  yourself and your family.

Join us as he gives a presentation on identity theft and fraud on Thursday, April 13.  The event is free.  His advice is invaluable.

WHEN:  Thursday, April 13 , 2017 from 7:00pm–8:30pm.  Doors open at 6:00pm.  Visit information booths from state fraud experts from 6:00pm–7:00pm.

WHERE:  South Towne Expo Center, 9575 South State Street, Room 300ABCD, Sandy, UT  84047.

Parking is free.  This event is free and open to the public, but you must register by calling 1-877-926-8300 or going online to

To learn more about the AARP Fraud Watch Network, go to  You can find tips on avoiding fraud, report a con artist in your neighborhood, find out about local scams, and learn about how to spot and avoid fraud.  You’ll also receive ongoing alerts throughout the year about common scams to avoid.  If you’d like to receive e-mail alerts from the AARP Utah office about upcoming events featuring fraud presentations, please contact Community Outreach Director Jill Duke at  You can also request a presentation by one of our staff or volunteers on this and a variety of other topics.

We hope to see you on April 13 for this exciting presentation!



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