MILWAUKEE, May 3, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As the technology for counterfeit
checks becomes increasingly sophisticated, more and more businesses are dealing
with the reality of check fraud. To address this issue with its customers, U.S.
Bank will host world-famous white-collar crime expert Frank Abagnale, who will
make a presentation on check fraud prevention on Wednesday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m.
until 10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center at 509 West Wisconsin
Avenue, in the Crystal Ballroom on the 5th Floor. Registration and continental
breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m.
"U.S. Bank is pleased to bring Frank Abagnale to Milwaukee," said Andy Randall,
U.S. Bank Wisconsin president. "This is one of the value-added approaches the
bank is using to help our clients. Attendees will find the information useful in
helping them protect their organization from fraud."
The presentation will provide invited guests with the latest information on how
to protect their institutions and corporations from forgery and check fraud.
Topics will include:
-- current trends and statistics for check fraud;
-- new counterfeiting technologies and forgery methods;
-- potential liability for companies under the Revision to the
Uniform Commercial Code 3-406;
-- strategies and techniques for securing company documents;
-- recognizing forged checks at point of sale;
-- concerns of identity theft; and
-- treasury management products that can help you reduce check
Abagnale is one of the world's leading authorities on check fraud who has
consulted with hundreds of financial institutions and corporations for the past
25 years on white-collar crime.
Abagnale's rare blend of inside information and expertise began with his own
personal experiences. Apprehended by French police when he was 21 years old,
Abagnale had already cashed more than $2.5 million in counterfeit checks. His
autobiography, titled "Catch Me If You Can," reached the top 10 best seller list
of Time Magazine and The New York Times within two weeks. DreamWorks
Entertainment released the motion picture of Abagnale's autobiography last year.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $192 billion, is the 7th largest
financial services holding company in the United States. The company operates
2,275 banking offices and 4,472 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of
banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is home of the
Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key banking
benefits and services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience. U.S.
Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at
Media note: This is an invitation only event that media are welcome to attend.
We ask that you reserve a seat by calling (608) 877-7517. Frank Abagnale will
answer questions related to his presentation.
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
CONTACT: U.S. Bank Media Relations
Lisa Clark, 608-877-7517
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SOURCE: U.S. Bank