Monday Lunch Keynote Speaker
Author, Lecturer & Consultant
Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, secure documents, cybercrime, and scams. For over 48 years he has worked with, advised, and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations, and government agencies around the world.
Mr. Abagnale has been associated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for over four decades. He lectures at the FBI Academy and for the FBI field offices. On January 18, 2023, Mr. Abagnale was the recipient of the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award given by InfraGard which, along with the FBI, honored Mr. Abagnale for his longtime work with InfraGard, the FBI and the FBI CyberCamp. On June 12, 2023 he was made an honorary member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is a former faculty member at the National Advocacy Center (NAC) which is operated by the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys. 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. He has also written numerous articles and books including The Art of the Steal, The Real U Guide to Identity Theft, Stealing Your Life and his most recent book, Scam Me If You Can – Simple Strategies to Outsmart Today’s Rip-off Artists.
Mr. Abagnale refuses to accept payment for any of his government work. Today, most of his work is derived from consulting with major corporate clients and his renown seminar presentations on cyber security, identity theft, and scams. Mr. Abagnale works as an advisor to a number of print and technology companies around the world. He spent 20 years as an advisor to the Standard Register Company, creating security features for negotiable instruments, car titles, etc. He spent 10 years as an advisor to the 41st Parameter which developed fraud detection technology, used in 80 countries around the world and now owned by Experian. Today, Mr. Abagnale is an advisor to Trusona (www.trusona.com) in developing the world’s first and only insured authentication platform eliminating the use of passwords and allowing for the use of passkey technology.
“Abagnale’s lecture may be the best one-man show you will ever see.” -Tom Hanks
“Art of the Steal”
In the “Art of the Steal,” Frank Abagnale explores the skyrocketing number of crimes in cyberspace, where punishment for committing fraud, much less recovery of stolen funds, seldom happens. Since prevention is the best form of protection, Abagnale shows audiences how to defend themselves and their businesses against even the craftiest crooks.
The ever-increasing and constantly changing crimes in cyberspace typically cannot be traced. So Abagnale shows audiences how to identify and outsmart perpetrators of fraud, delving deeper into business topics including check forgery and the identification and prevention of other kinds of fraud.
Abagnale delves into the tricks of the scam trade, taking you deep inside the world — and the mind — of today’s con artist. He gives his audiences the step-by-step advice that has made him one of America’s most sought-after fraud prevention experts. Using eye-opening examples of specific scams, Abagnale shows how identifying and outsmarting the perpetrators in these types of cases could have prevented unheard-of losses.
Businesses are estimated to lose an unprecedented $400 billion a year from fraud of one sort or another. Abagnale proves that prevention is the best form of protection, because once you’re a victim, you won’t get your money back.
Abagnale follows his 60-minute speech, full of eye-popping visuals, with 10-15 minutes of Q&A during which audiences can ask him anything.