About Frank Abagnale


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