Sunday, September 22, 2019
SUNDAY REVIEW / FIGHTING THE HEARTBREAK OF PERSONAL SCAMS
Frank Abagnale is AARP’s fraud watch network ambassador. For the past 40 years he’s been a good guy fighting rip-offs. But many of us remember the movie “Catch Me If You Can” where actor Leonardo DiCaprio portrayed Frank Abagnale as a legendary con artist.
Frank as a teen boldly duped the world as an airline pilot and a doctor until he was caught and eventually sent to prison.
The FBI soon hired Frank as a consultant to teach agents how to better spot fraud and scams. Recently he penned new book “Scam Me If You Can” and on the cover he adds “Not a Chance!”
Published by Random House, the new watch dog book focuses on three major scams and how to defeat them:
--Dating Danger; and
The book is available wherever books are sold.
Get notified about the latest scams and receive tips on how to protect yourself at aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork. Tips below are from Frank's new book: