Do you know how to spot a scam when you see one?
On Thursday, one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents will be in Rochester to share his knowledge.
Frank W. Abagnale, said to be one of the world’s leading experts on con artists and a former con artist himself, is set to speak at Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event is in partnership with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and AARP Minnesota.
Between the ages of 16 and 21, Abagnale successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, and a doctor and cashed millions in fraudulent checks. His story became a best-selling book and hit movie. Leonardo DiCaprio played a fictionalized version of Abagnale in “Catch Me If You Can.”
Today, Abagnale is an expert on the subject of identity theft, has written three books on the subject and served as a consultant on the subject of cybercrime to some of the largest companies in the world .
The event is free and open to the public. Attendees can register to attend at www.aarp.org/Rochester.