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The Real Life “Catch Me If You Can” Con Artist Says You Should Never Post These Three Things on Social Media

Frank Abagnale, a reformed con artist and author of “Scam Me If You Can,” was famously portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “Catch Me If You Can.” He now works as a private consultant, author and public speaker with the goal of preventing fraud. He has some advice for everyone who uses a computer, tablet, or smartphone: stop giving away your information to scammers.

Abagnale thinks technology is only making it easier for scammers to operate today. “What I did 50 years ago is 4,000 times easier to do today,” Abagnale said.

He personally does not use social media and said it can be a potential gold mine for any scammers looking to make you a victim.

You can learn more from the article and video at: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/14/frank-abagnale-from-catch-me-if-you-can-talks-about-social-media.html.

Categories: Identity Theft, Offline Privacy & Security, Online Privacy & Security

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