rank W. Abagnale is one of the world's most respected authorities on the subjects of forgery, embezzlement and secure documents.  For over thirty years he has lectured to and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. 

Mr. Abagnale has been associated with the FBI for over 35 years.  He lectures extensively at the FBI Academy and for the field offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  He is a 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. Today Mr. Abagnale is a member of the Board of Editors for Bank Fraud and IT Security, as well as the Financial Fraud Law Report.

Today the majority of Mr. Abagnale's work is for the U. S. government. His company does not sell products or provide services, with the exception of his public speaking engagements, which are handled through Keppler Speakers (www.kepplerspeakers.com) in Washington, DC.

Mr. Abagnale neither grants media interviews nor comments on ongoing criminal investigations.

Mr. Abagnale believes that because punishment for fraud and recovery of stolen funds are so rare, prevention is the only viable course of action.

Frank W. Abagnale Speaks at a Dallas High School Baccalaureate.
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Breking Good“Breaking Good”  reprinted with Permission of US Bank January 2014. View article (pdf).

USA Today with Frank Abagnale (article on page 4). View article (pdf).

Article from the July 2013 edition of European CEO. View article.

Article from the Charleston Mercury August 2013 Edition. View article.

Click here to read article about Frank Abagnale in the Summer 2013 edition of Future Banking UK.

Frank Abagnale was the commencement speaker at Southern Illinois University on May 11, 2013. There were 20,000 in attendance and 3,800 graduates.

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On May 1, 2013 Frank W. Abagnale was the keynote speaker for the Longhouse Council Boy Scouts of America Boypower 2013 annual fundraiser. He drew the largest audience in the 48 year history of this annual event. The dinner tickets were $250.00 per person. It was a sell out, raising over $420,000.00. Fifty pure silver coins were minted for the occasion and auctioned.

Frank Abagnale, Jr. treated the audience at Catch Me If You Can The Musical to a special question and answer session about his fascinating life story after last night's performance!

         Cadillac Theater Chicago 4/13/13.

Article on Frank Abagnale in Playbill November 2012. View article.
Frank Abagnale Speaks at Aging Committee Hearing on Preventing Elder Financial Abuse. View video.
Frank W. Abagnale quoted in November 15, 2012 Edition of The Commercial Appeal. Read excerpt.
Excerpt entitled “The Character that is Frank Abagnale” from the book “The Rise of Charleston” by W. Thomas McQueeney published in hardback in 2011 by History Press. View excerpt (pdf).
Frank W. Abagnale on the Red Chair with CNN.com June 1, 2012. View video.
May 10, 2012 - Frank Abagnale talks online privacy with Headline News.
Frank W. Abagnale joins the Advisory Board of World Wings International until 2020.

World Wings International Inc., is the philanthropic organization of former flight attendants of Pan American World Airways. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, World Wings International raises funds for a variety of charities in the United States and overseas, through CARE and through various charities sponsored by its individual chapters. World Wings also supports activities that preserve Pan Am's extraordinary history and the many contributions its flight attendants made to creating "The World's Most Experienced Airline."

   
Click here to learn about PrivacyGuard, the credit monitoring and identity theft protection service Mr. Abagnale has used for many years and recommends for monitoring your credit and protecting yourself against identity theft. www.privacyguard.com/frank
   
November 1, 2010 - Frank W. Abagnale signs a two year contract as a consultant to Intuit's Small Business Division.
Most recent article on Frank W. Abagnale. September 2010. View article.
Broadway play information: www.catchmeontour.com
Summary of Frank W. Abagnale's fraud seminar. Click here (3.1 MB PDF file).
Frank Abagnale helped develop and design highly secure packaging for gift cards for M T & L Card Products and Fulfillment Services (www.mtlcard.com).
Interview with Frank W. Abagnale and psychologist, Dr. Paul Jenkins on ethics and family values conducted on November 12, 2008. Click here to download (56 MB MP3 file).

Through the courtesy of Soundview Executive Book Summaries, a synopsis of Mr. Abagnale's recent book, "Stealing Your Life", is now available (click here). For more information on Soundview Executive Book Summaries, go to www.summary.com.

Abagnale's Watermark Signature on High-Security Paper by Standard Register Will Help Thwart Document Crime, Check Forgery. See press release for more information.
Frank W. Abagnale was selected as one of the 15 Differentiators in Retail by the editorial board of RIS News. December 2006 cover story.
Frank W. Abagnale's new book, "Stealing Your Life" is due out April, 2007 from Random House/Broadway Books. See press release for more information.
All speaking engagements and presentations by Frank W. Abagnale are handled exclusively by Keppler Speakers (www.kepplerspeakers.com). Please contact Mr. Gary McManis at (703) 516-4000 or by e-mail at gmcmanis@kepplerspeakers.com. Mr. Abagnale's offices do not handle speaking engagements.

After years of designing secure government and corporate checks, Frank Abagnale designs the SuperBusinessCheck for small to medium size companies as well as a very secure personal check for consumers, wealth, private banking and mutual funds customers. Check out www.supercheck.net
September 04' Frank W. Abagnale joined the Editorial Board of the "Bank Fraud & IT Security Report" Published by Thomson/Pratt.
July 2004. Frank W. Abagnale was selected as the national spokesperson by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for the "Stop. Call. Confirm" campaign to fight fake insurance.

  • Standard Register Company--since the early 1980s worked with and developed security features used on car titles, birth certificates, doctors’ prescription pads, negotiable instruments, packaging and luxury items.
  • Novell--helped develop identity management software used by thousands of corporations, governments and financial institutions.
  • Affinion Group—helped develop PrivacyGuard, a credit monitoring service now used by over 6 million Americans, as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom.
  • ADP—designed their current payroll check issued more than 800 million times a year for the payrolls of thousands of corporations.
  • First Data Corp (FDC)—designed the Integrated Payment Systems (IPS) Check currently the official bank check of over 3,000 financial institutions.
  • Safechecks, Inc.—designed the SuperCheck and SuperBusiness Check considered to be the most secure checks in the world and used by thousands of municipalities, mortgage companies, title and escrow offices, and corporations.
  • Appleton Papers—designed the Frank W. Abagnale signature watermark paper. One of the most secure papers in the world with numerous security features built into the paper stock and distributed exclusively by Standard Register Company, USA.
  • Audemars Piguet—designed the anti-counterfeiting technology incorporated in one of the world’s most luxurious watches.
  • Leigh-Mardon (Australia)—one of the world’s most sophisticated secure document printers and manufacturer of credit cards and smart cards. Helped design the Australian passport, Australian postal money order and numerous official international bank checks.
  • The 41st Parameter—partnered with and help develop ImageMask—software that digitally blocks information on checks and documents from being seen online. This technology is used by some of the nation’s largest banks.
  • Staples, Inc.—partnered with the world’s largest office supply store bringing security products and solutions to their consumer and business customers.
  • Sanford uni-ball—helped develop the uni-ball 207 writing instrument. The only pen in the world that cannot be altered by chemicals or solvents. Over 20 million sold annually in the United States alone.
  • In the past 31 years Mr. Abagnale has worked with 65% of the Fortune 500 Companies in America.
  • Author of three books on white collar crime and identity theft—“The Art of the Steal”, “The Real U Guide to Identity Theft”, and “Stealing Your Life”
  • Designed SequrZ secure number font used by thousands of corporations, government agencies and financial institutions to secure the written and dollar amounts on negotiable instruments. Click here to see image.

"I did not make this film about Frank Abagnale because of what he did . . but because of what he has done with his life the past 30 years."
Steven Spielberg