Frank W. Abagnale was arguably one of the most successful and prolific con men of the mid-20th century.
Before he was 21, he was an accomplished imposter and a master in check forgery. Abagnale cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks in his lifetime.
His story was brought to the big screen in the 2003 Steven Spielberg film Catch Me If You Can staring Leonardo DiCaprio. Now a consultant for the FBI, Abagnale’s insights has create or influence most of the anti-fraud technology used in finances today.
Here are Abagnale’s tips for avoiding identity fraud.