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AARP Fraud Watch Network presents identity theft expert Frank Abagnale at Macomb Community College on May 16

– Thursday, May 11, 2017 1:00PM

Learn to protect yourself at free presentation

Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen, and seniors are increasingly the target of these scams.  AARP Fraud Watch Network ambassador Frank Abagnale, portrayed by actor Leonardo DiCaprio in the film "Catch Me If You Can, will share his scam-savvy skills on May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus in Clinton Township.  The presentation is free, but seating is limited, and advance registration is required by either calling 877.926.8300 or going online to aarp.cvent.com/fwncmiyc0516.

During "An Evening with Frank Abagnale", participants will learn how to avoid becoming a victim and find ways to fight this escalating fraud.

Abagnale is an expert on scams. Between the ages of 16 and 21, Abagnale successfully posed as an airplane pilot, an attorney, a doctor and cashed millions in fraudulent checks. Now a security consultant and authority on cybersecurity, Abagnale is an AARP Fraud Watch Ambassador and helps raise awareness of criminal activities such as the “tech support scam,” in which fraudsters pose as technicians from one of the major computer companies to gain access to personal computers, files, passwords and credit card information.

The Macomb Center for Performing Arts is located at 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township (corner of Hall and Garfield roads).

Media Contact: Sean M. Patrick, 586.445.7271, patricks28@macomb.edu