Prairie Pulse: Frank Abagnale



Frank Abagnale Jr. is best known to Americans as the con man and impersonator portrayed by Leonard DiCaprio in Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film “Catch Me If You Can”. Now, Abagnale works as a security and fraud expert, and recently he was in Fargo at the invite of AARP of North Dakota to talk to seniors about ways to avoid getting ensnared by fraudsters and con artists. Prairie Public’s Doug Hamilton had a chance to sit down with Abagnale and interview him about his unusual and amazing life.

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45 Responses

  1. Enrique Luna says:

    Definitely super high IQ

  2. Nicole Gillespie says:

    I hope Frank Sr runs for president of United States.

  3. Gerald Jenkins says:

    how did Spielberg buy the rights to the movie?

  4. SmoothVCriminaL says:

    This guy is still conning us.

  5. Pene Pigôtt says:

    He was a fraud, still making $$ by proudly repeating his tale, to make more $$.! Enough of this ! Nothing he says is worth listening to!

  6. Raymond Lancaster says:

    He is a complete fraud. Read the greatest hoax on earth. He prayed on individuals and stalked women. I was in prison during most of the time he claims to have been doing these amazing things. Shame on him and shame on any of us who are willing to believe these crazy lies

  7. Cam says:

    Can I just say, this guy is living in the govt matrix… Plan and simple

    The US govt are corrupt as fuck

  8. Kris Alutius says:

    And every word he said was a lie it turns out. He never worked for the FBI

  9. Dev Gill says:

    A con artist and a common thief. He is no lawyer nor did any of the above just wrote a fake book. Abagnale is a fake. He life is a con. He is a common criminal

  10. Socio Pathetic says:

    This man was my hero. I followed his footseps and did fraudulent acts on banks, laundered money etc. In 1986 I learned he worked with FBI and BLAMMMO…. IM OUT! Because you say CANT CON A CON… THATS THE GAME!

  11. Alex Gg says:

    He hit the nail gov does poor job on security

  12. rhshel says:

    had lunch with him in San Francisco, lots of fun

  13. Helo XIII says:

    at the beginning they talk about catch me if you can, and then 12:00 nothing about his personal life 'til 38:00, you're welcome

  14. Roy Indrasyah says:

    Cell phone often loses either by accudent or stolen. What Tursona can do about misused cellphone?

  15. Dean Marks says:

    Takes a wolf to catch a wolf. Great story

  16. Caroline Carnevale says:

    I'm so glad he called out Comie

  17. Popsy Pereira says:

    The greatest irony is that he is "Frank" and his opinions on Life is true and open as his life's story!

  18. Rodney High says:

    It would be an honor to meet this man. I dont see a criminal I see an intelligent soul who was lost over his parents split. If anyone got to live an actual life. Frank did!

  19. Bluewren Reilly says:

    I don't care what anyone else says this man was born with a brilliant brain, finally put to very good use.

  20. Jeff Whitman says:

    What Mr. Abagnale doesn't say is that it is much easier today for the government to track you, to set you up, and to catch you. And this is why crime rate is low. But law enforcement people don't want to brag about this fact because they don't want to lose their nice government job. My other complaint with Mr. Abagnale is that all of the solutions that he and the FBI can come up with to protect you are solutions that are based on the current system of society that we are currently in. And all of those solutions thus help to reinforce our current system, and that is really dangerous, especially when you consider that our current system is NOT SUSTAINABLE! Frank, helloooo! You want everyone to have a credit card? What about the people who are just bad with money and cards. You want those people to have a credit card? Credit cards are only good if you continually track what you spend. Credit cards are not good for people who don't make a whole lot of money and who don't want to track everything they spend. The problem, Frank, is that this society and the world is money centric. The more we can get away from a money based economy, the better our chances of all of us living in a humane, well-adjusted, and peaceful society, and that is something that I believe Mr. Abagnale doesn't understand.

  21. Jeff Whitman says:

    He said he had a bank account, and he cashed bad checks? How could he not get caught, I don't understand.

  22. Melania MoneyPenny says:

    He is still a lovable bullshitter …but harmless enough …i aim to be like him….only not break the law or hurt people…but like just lying all the time for fun like

  23. Ta Manh Dung says:

    The cute loaf singly print because sack anecdotally bare regarding a scarce hell. foolish, forgetful position

  24. StanleyV Kumar says:

    Brilliant life story

  25. Sad Sack says:

    We see you clearly NWO…..

    Keep using cash folks!

    So glad and happy that more and more folks are awakening to the evil sham being caused by a small group of self entitled despots!

    Plandemic. Scamdemic.

    CV = cabal FAKE bio-weapon.

    911= cabal "pearl harbor" type galvanizing attack per PNAC.

    We have a criminal, corrupt, immoral and deceitful monetary system.

    It is astounding that we continue to allow central banks and the fed to exist. They have always been a secretive, crooked and in equitable operation.

    There is overwhelming evidence we've been lied to and deceived for millennia on a grand scale about almost everything by a group of greedy, dysfunctional, entitled,  "elites," 13 families, council of 300 et al.

    A huge tapestry of deceit, greed & secrecy, to control and keep the true nature of humanity from ourselves, our history, true origin, destroy our pineal gland and keep us tied to debt, cause constant wars, confusion and tension for them to get more wealth, control and power over us until we and our descendants are eternally enslaved in this NWO Luciferian web.

    From the Annunaki, Adamu, even our redacted, edited and corrupt bible, nibiru, monoatomic gold, religion, wars, Lincoln, Jackson, Garfield, JFK,  the federal reserve, USS Liberty,  giant skeletons, abduction/disappearances, pedophilia, PNAC, COFR, Tri Lat Comm to 911 and now the war on "terror." The best way we can support our troops is by bringing them home now. Let's stop battling enemies of the fed and start helping folks and create heaven on earth as we should.

  26. Sy Hungry says:

    Why couldn't he (or someone like him) run for office.

  27. Marcus Ortwine says:

    Frank Abagnale Jr Is Middle Aged Old Man

  28. SOT SIENGHAI says:

    do i want peoples to read 10 years from now ? big meaning

  29. Ana Bonet says:

    To know how works capitalism you need to know the current monetary weaknesses and problems. It is impossible to return to Gold Standard See this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiKr-i022mY

  30. velvetpaws999 says:

    Anybody who is stupid and gullible enough to fall for any of the mentioned scams, really deserves it!

  31. Ben Flynn says:

    Well, is it that Abagnale was so smart or that people in the 60s were so deferential to guys with greying hair, uniforms or college diplomas? He'd have a hard time downing stewardesses these days – and that's assuming he'd be carried for free in the age of low-cost flights and no deadweight. His biggest trump card was his smooth affable delivery. But most people these days would be suspicious of someone putting so much effort into being nice . . . Wonder what his brothers thought of him ? Must've been hard on them being asked "are you anything to that Abagnale the paperhanger?" all the time.

  32. Markus E says:

    A criminal awarded by the FBI and the government. Movies many times also glorify criminals and movie goers ignore such criminals, like mafia movies and the real life criminals. He should have served all his time in prison and not awarded such privilege. I praise no such criminals. He is still a criminal until he serves his time. The many comments speaking well about him are why the world is a very, very stupid place.

  33. Thomas Weiss says:

    lol at the end where he admits to committing fraud by applying for credit cards for his children..

  34. Nancy Henson says:

    An honest man has nothing to fear, so I am trying hard not to be afraid… great line

  35. J Fishbeck says:

    Street smart and wise, he shares his wisdom with us all, especially trusting vulnerable senior citizens.

  36. Kirk Bowyer says:

    ALL IS VANITY;
    Proverbs XIX. 9
    A false witness shall not be unpunished; and whosoever shall kindle mischief shall perish by it.

  37. Andy Zadrozny says:

    Trump is a crook.

  38. Colin eliot says:

    Why couldn't he (or someone like him) run for office.

  39. EarthSurferUSA says:

    Leonardo DiCaprio did look young for the movie, and is still a child now. But I did not notice much if at all, any progressive propaganda, so I bought the movie for home. I like movies made before 1950, and usually later movies that are based on true stories, that could only happen in "the land of opportunity". 🙂
    I love movies that show a inspiring individual who did great things in a free society. With out that, what do we look up to,—and how is that future?

  40. Doris McGrath says:

    willy. judge noy

  41. Martin M.Vienna says:

    Its today the same in Social Media, they use all against you, not for you.
    When u writhe about corruption and deep state activitys. Plans to control and enslave humans, when u make theyr plans visible, they turn it around and try to say U are a member of the deep state:) but it all will come out, i am innocent! Sheriff Bob

  42. 엄준식 says:

    눈빛이 살아있다. 저 나이에 즐기고 있는 것 같다.

  43. J.J. Sutton says:

    A VERY intelligent man. And had his life went like any other normal kid's, had he not had the desperation, nobody would know his name.

  44. hauntedhouse2012 says:

    The whole story of frank Jr’s life is brilliant

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