Catch Me if you Can. Written by Frank W. Abagnale With Stan Redding. born April 27, 1948 Grew up in New York City Now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma Owns a fraud prevention firm Has written The Art of the Steal , Real U Guide To Identity Theft, Stealing Your Life . Protagonist. Frank Abagnale
The federal trade commission estimates that 9 million people per year are affected by identity theft just in the United states.
While there are many legitimate companies that use the telephone for marketing, consumers and business lose millions of dollars to telemarketing fraud each year. It's sometimes hard to tell the difference between reputable telemarketers and criminals who use the phone to rob people.(www.fraud.org)
In June, hackers infiltrated the computers at Card Systems and stole as many as 40 millioncredit card numbers, the largest reported breach of personal data. ---Los Angeles Times, 2005
"Somebody might sit in a parking lot with a laptop for a while, or a BlackBerry, something that would collect via Bluetooth -- would download occasionally as people would come though and buy gasoline, collect their information."