CHICAGO, May 5, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 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
As the technology for conterfeit 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
Thursday, May 6 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the McCormick Place
Convention Center, 2301 S. Lakeshore Drive, in Room S102. Breakfast will be
served beginning at 8:00 a.m.
"U.S. Bank is pleased to bring Frank Abagnale to Chicago," said Craig Collinson
and Carol Morse, both senior vice presidents. "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. His 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 $189 billion, is the 8th largest
financial services holding company in the United States. The company operates
2,243 banking offices and 4,453 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
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Lisa Clark, 608-877-7517, 888-437-8620 (pager)
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SOURCE: U.S. Bank