Portland, Ore. – You can learn how to protect yourself from scams tonight in Portland, from one of the most famous con artists ever. Have you ever seen the movie Catch Me If You Can, staring Leonardo DiCaprio, where he pretends to be a pilot, a doctor, an attorney, and steals millions in fake checks? It’s based on Frank Abagnale, a real life bad guy, turned good guy whose spent four decades advising the FBI on how to outsmart crooks. Tonight he’s here to help you protect yourself and your family. The free event at Revolution Hall in Southeast Portland starts at 7pm.

Read more from AARP Oregon

For over four decades, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists and now he’s coming to Portland November 14 at 7 p.m. to help us learn how to spot and avoid scams so we can protect our families. As one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, Abagnale has joined forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and AARP Oregon. Between the ages of 16 and 21, Abagnale successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor and cashed millions in fraudulent checks. In case you didn’t read the best-selling book…spoiler alert…he got caught and his exploits were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Today, Abagnale is an expert on the subject of identity theft, has written three books on the subject and served as a consultant to some of the largest companies in the world on the subject of cybercrime.

Details on this event for the public and the media are below:

WHAT: Join the AARP Fraud Watch Network and AARP Oregon for a free presentation by Frank W. Abagnale on protecting yourself and your family from identity theft.

WHO: Frank W. Abagnale, one of the world’s leading con artist experts.

WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Revolution Hall RSVP: Members of the public may register for this free event by RSVPing.

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