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Frank Abagnale

“Catch Me if You Can: An Evening with Frank Abagnale”


In the past 50 years, Frank Abagnale has gone from being one of the world’s most famous con men to being one of its most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents.

His riveting story provided the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film Catch Me If You Can and Tony Award–winning musical of the same name.

Abagnale speaks around the world. To date, he has conducted over 3,000 seminars on identity theft, fraud, and cybercrime. He advises and consults hundreds of government agencies, financial institutions, and corporations, including clients such as LexisNexis, Intuit, AARP, and Experian. More than 14,000 organizations use his fraud-prevention programs.

In 1998, he was selected by CNN Financial News as a distinguished member of the Pinnacle 400, a select group of 400 people chosen on the basis of great accomplishment and success in their fields.

He has been associated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for over 40 years. He lectures extensively at the FBI Academy and field offices, and is a faculty member at the National Advocacy Center which is operated by the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys. Abagnale refuses to accept payment for any of his government work.

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Frank Abagnale, Omnibus speaker, portrait.