I didn't like taking money from individuals.

Frank Abagnale

Frank Abagnale

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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

I learned early that class is universally admired.

I think I was so successful, not because I was brilliant, but because I was so young. I had no fear of consequences.

The front of a cheque alone gives someone enough information to steal your identity.

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

Everything I have today was because of the love of a woman.

If my forgeries looked as bad as the CBS documents, it would have been 'Catch Me In Two Days'.

By the time I had reached the age of 16, in the 10th grade, my parents, after 22 years of marriage, one day decided to get a divorce.

I think my wife understood from the day I met her how important she was to me and how important it was for me becoming a husband and a father.

In all the years I've taught at the FBI Academy, I've only seen crime get easier, faster, and harder to detect.

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

There are many ways to manipulate chip cards. For example, a number of years ago when American Express issued the first chip card, criminals would take a small hammer with a little device and bang the chip to destroy it without hurting the physical appearance of the card.

Criminals look at identity theft and say only 1 in 700 criminals gets convicted of it. And they look at check forgery and they know that for every 1,400 forgers arrested, only about 123 get convicted and about 26 go to jail. So the rewards are great, but the risks are very slim. So that's one of the reasons that make it very popular.

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