Frank Abagnale

Frank Abagnale is one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. For over 35 years he has worked with, advised and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. Abagnale's rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 40 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', which was also made into a film by Steven Spielberg, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. A Broadway musical of the same title was also created and opened on Broadway in April 2011. It has since been nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Abagnale has now been associated with the FBI for over 35 years. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programmes. 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, 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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