I taught at the FBI for four decades - how to think outside of the box and deal with social engineering.

Frank Abagnale

Frank Abagnale

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

I was always accepted at par value. I wore the uniform of a Pan Am pilot; therefore, I must be a Pan Am pilot.

You cannot rely on the police, you cannot rely on the government, you cannot rely on the bank to protect you.

I have never witnessed, nor will I live long enough to witness, a more simplistic crime than me stealing your identity.

I spent five years of my youth in prison - some very bad prisons.

Had I been older - maybe 25 or 30 - I would have never tried half the things I did because I would have rationalized everything and never did it.

Mostly, cybercriminals are motivated to commit crime for financial gain.

Why do the Yankees always win? The other team can't stop looking at the pinstripes.

I would have thought technology would have made it harder to do what I did.

I'm a true believer that you have a moral obligation to keep your employees honest, and that is why you have controls, so I'm never tempted or put in a position where I could do something to defraud my employer.

When I look back at my life now, I'm not amazed by what I did at 16 to 21.

Almost any fault, sin or crime is considered more leniently if there's a touch of class involved.

Whether you're earning $7 an hour or $700,000 a year, it's very important to protect your credit rating.

I have to be honest with you: When the FBI let me out of prison early to advise the agency on preventing fraud, I wasn't a changed person. I wasn't rehabilitated. But when I started working with the FBI, one of the most ethical groups of men and women in the world, I couldn't help but have some of that character rub off on me.

Airline pilots are men to be admired and respected. Men to be trusted. Men of means. And you don't expect an airline pilot to be a local resident. Or a check swindler.