This movie is based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor, and a Louisiana parish prosecutor. His primary crime was check fraud; he became so skillful that the FBI eventually turned to him for help in catching other check forgers. This Active Learning Tool illustrates how identity theft can be a very sophisticated practice and helps participants to identify ways they can protect themselves.
Upon completion of this lesson, participants will be able to:
Understand how identity theft can affect a person’s life.
Understand potential consequences of identity theft, both for the perpetrator and for the victim.
Describe ways individuals can protect themselves against identity theft.