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IASIU Announces Frank Abagnale as Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Greg Haag
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 31, 2018

CONTACT: Bill Elliott, Executive Director

Office: (414) 375-2992 ext. 1115

IASIU Announces Frank Abagnale as Keynote Speaker  


Menomonee Falls, WI – The International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU) is thrilled to announce that Frank Abagnale will be the keynote speaker at the IASIU 2018 Seminar & Expo on Insurance Fraud in Baltimore, Maryland September 9-12, 2018.


Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. For over 40 years he has worked with, advised, and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. Mr. Abagnale’s rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 50 years ago when he was known as one of the world’s most famous con men. His riveting story provided the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent fast on his heels.


Mr. Abagnale has been associated with the FBI for over 40 years. He lectures extensively at the FBI Academy and for the field offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is a faculty member at the National Advocacy Center (NAC) which is operated by the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs.  He has also written numerous articles and books including The Art of the Steal, The Real U guide to identity Theft and Stealing Your Life.


Mr. Abagnale has conducted over 3,000 seminars on identity theft, cyber crime and fraud worldwide.  Mr. Abagnale works as an advisor to a number of print and technology companies around the world.  He spent 20 years as an advisor to the Standard Register Company, creating security features for negotiable instruments, car titles, etc.   He spent 10 years as an advisor to the 41st Parameter which developed fraud detection technology, now used in 80 countries around the world and recently purchased by Experian.  Today, Mr. Abagnale is an advisor to Trusona ( in developing the world's first and only insured authentication platform.


Wade Wickre, IASIU President said, “IASIU’s Annual Seminar is the largest conference for insurance fraud investigators in the world. The program for IASIU 2018 will be packed with the best speakers in the industry and adding Mr. Abagnale as our keynote speaker highlights the stature of this event. Attendees will find Mr. Abagnale’s presentation to be engaging and informative. This is one event you won’t want to miss.”


Mr. Abagnale’s IASIU 2018 keynote address is being made possible through a keynote sponsorship provided by LexisNexis.


Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, IASIU is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a coordinated effort within the industry to combat insurance fraud. Membership is made up of more than 4,100 individuals from more than 600 insurance and self-insured companies worldwide. IASIU also provides education and training, develops a greater awareness of the insurance fraud problem, encourages high professional standards of conduct and supports legislation to deter insurance fraud. For more information about IASIU, visit



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