2009 National Conference: October 14-16 Las Vegas, Nevada.
Article Type: Conference news
Subject: Islamic fundamentalism (Conferences, meetings and seminars)
Fraud (Conferences, meetings and seminars)
Pub Date: 09/22/2009
Publication: Name: Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association Publisher: American Psychotherapy Association Audience: Academic; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Psychology and mental health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 American Psychotherapy Association ISSN: 1535-4075
Issue: Date: Fall, 2009 Source Volume: 12 Source Issue: 3
Product: Product Code: 9101322 Fraud NAICS Code: 92212 Police Protection
Persons: Named Person: Spielberg, Steven; DiCaprio, Leonardo; Hanks, Tom; Gabriel, Brigitte
Accession Number: 208639912
Full Text: Frank Abagnale's rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 40 years ago when he was known as one of the world's most famous confidence men. This was depicted most graphically in his best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, a film of which was also made, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

Mr. Abagnale has now been associated with the FBI for over 30 years. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs.

Also featuring Brigitte Gabriel, one of the leading authorities on terrorism and radical islam.

Make plans now to attend the 2009 National Conference!

BRIGITTE GABRIEL: ACFEI FEATURED SPEAKER IN LAS VEGAS!

The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute welcomes Brigitte Gabriel as a keynote speaker at the 2009 national conference in Las Vegas.

Ms. Gabriel's authority on terrorism comes from the tragedy of personal experience. Raised as a Christian, she lived through the Islamic occupation of Lebanon as a child, narrowly surviving a bombing that destroyed her family's home. She and her family were forced to live in a one-room bomb shelter for years as the religious attacks raged around them.

She escaped to Israel as a teenager, eventually becoming the news anchor for an Arabic evening news broadcast. In 1989, she immigrated to America and began her own television production and advertising company. Fluent in four languages, Ms. Gabriel has since become a prominent speaker, writer, and activist. After the tragedy of September 11, 2001, Ms. Gabriel turned her experiences as a persecuted Lebanese Christian into an emotional, emphatic testimony to raise aware- * ness on the threat of radical Islam to world peace and national security.

A member of the board of Advisors of the Intelligence Summit, her New York Times best-selling books include Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America and They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It.

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Ms. Gabriel is a prominent speaker, regular guest on worldwide news and radio stations, and the founder of American Congress for Truth. She admonishes our politically correct tolerance and lack of knowledge of Islam, asserting that their cultural invasion can do as much damage as bombs and head-on attacks. Though she regularly receives death threats from terrorists for speaking out about her experiences, Ms. Gabriel has devoted her life to educate and inspire Americans to stand up against radical, militant Islam.

"In the afternoon of September 11th, 2001, I was like all Americans, glued to my TV screen in the family room, tears in my eyes, feeling utter pain, sorrow, and helplessness over what transpired that morning ... I knew that the same cancer that was confined to the Middle East had now spread throughout the world's body. That's when I knew I had to speak up because my past is America's future unless Americans wake up in time to see what is coming our way."

From Ms. Gabriel: This Is The New Reality (Information retrieved from www.americancongressfortruth.com)

We are in for the fight of our lives. That we have not yet had another terrorist attack in the United States is remarkable, but it will happen. Al Queda keeps its promises.

How do I know this? I was born in Lebanon and raised as a Christian. When the Lebanese Civil War broke out, our family and our Maronite community came under vicious attack by Islamic extremists. They promised to destroy us, and as you know from the recent war in Lebanon, the country is now nearly Islamic.

I was nearly killed by a mortar. Our home was destroyed. We lived in a bomb shelter for seven years. Most of my childhood friends were killed. That's how I know.

We must make the connection between individual safety and a strong national defense, increase civic preparation and political responsibility, and train all Americans to become defenders of our community safety and national security.

Anguish struck the citizens of the United States of America on 9/11 as a handful of hateful men murdered nearly 3,000 innocent people. A heavy pall of grief covered our nation. Many of us wondered if we'd ever laugh again.

But 9/11 wasn't the only act of terrorism. Bali, London, Madrid, Jerusalem ... the list goes on and on. Yet the West does not fully realize the bloodthirsty intentions of the menace of fundamental Islam. This enemy--is relentless. It is determined.

Why Does Our Struggle Matter?

It Matters Because ...

If we don't win the war against Islamofascism, other issues won't matter at all. We won't have an economy to worry about. We won't have equal rights for all. We won't have our cherished freedom. And we will live under Sharia Law.

FRANK ABAGNALE: ACFEI FEATURED SPEAKER IN LAS VEGAS!

The American College of Forensic Examiners is prom to announce that Frank Abagnale will be the keynote speaker at this year's National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Frank W. Abagnale is one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. For over 30 years he has worked with, advised, and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations, and government agencies around the world.

Mr. Abagnale's rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 40 years ago when he was known as one of the world's most famous confidence men. This was depicted most graphically in his best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, a film of which was also made, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a college professor, and a pediatrician. Additionally, he cashed $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in every state and 26 foreign countries. Apprehended by the French police when he was 21 years old, he served time in the French, Swedish, and U.S. prison systems. After 5 years he was released on the condition that he would help the federal government, without remuneration, by teaching and assisting federal law enforcement agencies.

Mr. Abagnale has now been associated with the FBI for over 30 years. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations, and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs. In 1998, he was selected as a distinguished member of "Pinnacle 400" by CNN Financial News--a select group of 400 people chosen on the basis of great accomplishment and success in their fields.

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In 2004, Mr. Abagnale was selected as the spokesperson for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). He has also written numerous articles and books including The Art of the Steal, The Real U Guide to Identity Theft, and Stealing Your Life.

For more information on ACFEI's National Conference or to register, please contact ACFEI Member Services at (800) 592-1399.

Accomplishments (Information retrieved from www.abagnale.com)

* Standard Register Company--since the early 1980s worked with and developed security features used on car titles, birth certificates, doctors' prescription pads, negotiable instruments, packaging, and luxury items.

* Novell--helped develop identity management software used by thousands of corporations, governments, and financial institutions.

* Affinion Group--helped develop PrivacyGuard, a credit monitoring service now used by over 6 million Americans, as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom.

* ADP--designed their current payroll check issued more than 800 million times a year for the payrolls of thousands of corporations.

* First Data Corp (FDC)--designed the Integrated Payment Systems (IPS) Check, which is currently the official bank check of over 3,000 financial institutions.

* Safechecks, Inc.--designed the SuperCheck and SuperBusiness Check considered to be the most secure checks in the world and used by thousands of municipalities, mortgage companies, title and escrow offices, and corporations.

* Appleton Papers--designed the Frank W. Abagnale signature watermark paper, one of the most secure papers in the world with numerous security features built into the paper stock and distributed exclusively by Standard Register Company, USA.

* Audemars Piguet--designed the anti-counterfeiting technology incorporated in one of the world's most luxurious watches.

* Leigh-Mardon (Australia)--one of the world's most sophisticated secure document printers and manufacturer of credit cards and smart cards. Helped design the Australian passport, Australian postal money order, and numerous official international bank checks.

* The 41st Parameter--partnered with and helped develop ImageMask-software that digitally blocks information on checks and documents from being seen online. This technology is used by some of the nation's largest banks.

* Staples, Inc.--partnered with the world's largest office supply store bringing security products and solutions to their consumer and business customers.

* Sanford uni-ball--helped develop the uni-ball 207 writing instrument. The only pen in the world that cannot be altered by chemicals or solvents. Over 20 million sold annually in the United States alone.

* In the past 31 years Mr. Abagnale has worked with 65% of the Fortune 500 Companies in America.

* Author of three books on white collar crime and identity theft--The Art of the Steal, The Real U Guide to Identity Theft, and Stealing Your Life.

* Designed SequrZ secure number font used by thousands of corporations, government agencies and financial institutions to secure the written and dollar amounts on negotiable instruments.

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Frank Abagnale's rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 40 years ago when he was known as one of the world's most famous confidence men. This was depicted most graphically in his best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, a film of which was also made, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

Mr. Abagnale has now been associated with the FBI for over 30 eyars. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs.

Also featuring Brigitte Gabriel, one of the leading authorities on terrorism and radical islam.

Make plans now to attend the 2009 National Conference!
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