AARP Vermont hosts talk by identity theft expert

News Release — AARP Vermont
Sept. 29, 2015

David Reville Communication Director
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Leading Identity Theft Expert Frank W. Abagnale to Share Insights on Avoiding Scams, Protecting Families from Fraud

Security Expert and Subject of 2002’s “Catch Me If You Can” to address VT and NH Residents

BURLINGTON, VT — Frank Abagnale, a security consultant to the FBI for more than four decades, will give an engaging talk on identity theft Oct. 8 in Lebanon, N.H. at the Lebanon Opera House. As an AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador, he will share insights on spotting and avoiding scams and help families protect themselves from fraud and identity theft.

Abagnale’s colorful past as a con artist in the 1960s inspired the 2002 movie Catch Me If You Can. He has written three books on fraud and identity theft, and has helped some of the largest companies in the world beef up their security against cyber-attacks. He will explain how easy it is for thieves to steal identities from online sources and debit cards to take out mortgages, drain victims’ bank accounts or mask con artists’ identities while committing other crimes. He will share simple tips to protect yourself and will take questions.

“Area residents will have a rare opportunity to hear from one of the world’s foremost experts on fraud. His advice on how we can protect ourselves from identity theft and cybercrime is invaluable,” said Greg Marchildon, state director for AARP Vermont.

The free presentation will be at the Lebanon Opera House from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with a reception to follow.

WHAT: Join the AARP Fraud Watch Network and AARP Vermont and New Hampshire for a presentation by Frank W. Abagnale on protecting yourself and your family from identity theft. The event is free. His advice is invaluable.

WHO: Frank W. Abagnale, one of the world’s leading con artist experts, and newly named AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador.

WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

WHERE: Lebanon Opera House, 51 No. Park St., Lebanon, NH

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