Catch the world’s leading expert on outsmarting con artists!


by AARP New Jersey

Frank W. Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. Now, he’s joined forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network to help consumers learn how to spot and avoid scams, and he’s bringing his years of experience to the Garden State!

Between the ages of 16 and 21, Frank Abagnale successfully posed as an airplane pilot, an attorney, and a doctor, all while cashing millions in fraudulent checks. In case you didn’t read his best-selling book…spoiler alert… he got caught and his exploits were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

For over 40 years now, Mr. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists. 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. In 2004, Mr. Abagnale was selected as the spokesperson for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

Join the AARP Fraud Watch Network for a presentation by Frank W Abagnale Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 in Edison NJ at the Ellora Banquet Hall. Doors will open at 5:30pm for refreshments and a chance to connect with local NJ organizations to learn about resources available here at home to help fight identity theft and fraud. Frank’s presentation starts at 6:45pm. The event is free. His advice is invaluable. This free event is open to the public but registration is required. For more details and to register click here.

The AARP Fraud Watch Network is arming Americans with the tools they need to spot and avoid fraud and scams so they can protect themselves and their families. This free community resource empowers consumers of any age through:

• Real-time alerts sent to your inbox about the latest scams, tips on how to spot them, and the inside scoop on how con artists think so you can outsmart them before they strike.
• Our nationwide scam tracking map gives you access to a network of people who’ve spotted scams and the opportunity to pass along your own experiences, so together we can beat con artists at their own game.
• a real live person trained in how to avoid fraud and advise you if you or a loved one has been scammed by calling our fraud hotline: 1-877-908-3360.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities’ by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment.

Contact AARP New Jersey at gro.p1603184231raa@j1603184231npraa1603184231.

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