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Fraud Squad, the hard hitting TV series that reveals the inside of fraud crimes now brings you a gripping new twist. Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Speilberg’s hit film, Catch Me If You Can, Frank Abagnale is touted as the most genius fraudster of our time. His brilliant mind is now used on the right side of the law as he works for the FBI to help outsmart scam artists and to help catch these criminals. The incredible Frank Abagnale will now host this new season called Scam Me If You Can and for the first time on televison, he’ll take us through the anatomy of a scam and his incredible insight into the dark minds of these con men and women. This riveting new series will teach you how to spot scammers before you become their next victim. Who do you trust? . . . this series will have you asking that ­­question more often.

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  • A riveting new 13 part television series hosted by Frank Abagnale

  • Im simply like many people that fellunder the seductive influence of thereal Frank William Abagnale Jr . . . He has a dazzling I.Q. withtremendous style.

    People like and trust him . . . whenyou meet Frank you understand in asecond how he can pull the wool overyour eyes.

    . . . even today just meeting andknowing him he can sell me 8 days ofthe week any time he wants to.

    . . . I didnt make the movie tohonour what he did in the past butrather what hes done with the rest ofhis life.

    ~ steven spielberg

    He has a way of engaging you withhis eye contact, energy andintelligence.

    He would never steal from mom and pops pockets but rather bigcorporations. . .

    . . . Even though hes the mostfamous bank robber of all time, hes really a nice guy that was justmisguided as a teenager.

    ~ leonardo dicaprio

    Hes a dapper well dressed, wellpresented man who exudes a brand ofconfidence I wish I had.

    The seminar that he put on for banksecurity experts and law enforcementpeople could have been a one manshow on Broadway. . .

    . . . It empowered my work as CarlHanratty to see what a smart,confident, brilliant and charismaticman he (Frank) is so that I now betterunderstand their relationship.

    ~ tom hanks

  • hosted byMr. Frank W. Abagnale (Ab'-big-nail)Mr. Abagnales 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 with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. A Broadway musical of the same title was also created and in April 2011 opened onBroadway. It has since been nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

    Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, acollege professor and a pediatrician, in addition to cashing $2.5 million in fraudulentchecks 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. Afterfive 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 35 years. More than 14,000financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud preventionprograms. In 1998 he was selected as a distinguished member of Pinnacle 400 by CNNFinancial News a select group of 400 people chosen on the basis of great accomplishmentand success in their fields. In 2004 Mr. Abagnale was selected as the spokesperson for theNational Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the National Cyber SecurityAlliance (NCSA). He has also written numerous articles and books including The Art of theSteal, The Real U Guide to Identity Theft and Stealing Your Life.

  • scam me if you cansynopsisFraud Squad, the hard hitting TV series thatreveals the inside of fraud crimes now brings youa gripping new twist.

    Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in StevenSpeilbergs hit film, Catch Me If You Can, FrankAbagnale is touted as the most genius fraudsterof our time. His brilliant mind is now used on theright side of the law as he works for the FBI tohelp outsmart scam artists and to help catchthese criminals.

    The incredible Frank Abagnale will now hostthis new season called Scam Me If You Can andfor the first time on televison, hell take usthrough the anatomy of a scam and his incredibleinsight into the dark minds of these con men andwomen. This riveting new series will teach youhow to spot scammers before you become theirnext victim.

    Who do you trust? . . . this series will have youasking that question more often.

    scam me if you cantreatmentThis series takes an investigative approach tofraud stories revealing details about each crimeand the criminals behind them. This is donethrough compelling story telling and cliffhanging bumpers to ensure viewers return aftereach commercial breaks.

    Each Episode will begin with a one-minute teaserthat encapsulates the episode highlighting themost intense story points and leaving the viewerwith an I gotta see this feeling.

    Following the teaser, the show opens with quickone liner testimonials from people such as StevenSpielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks andthe head of the FBI about how brilliant a conman Frank Abagnale was and who he is today.This is Inter-cut with moments from the movieCatch Me If You Can.

    Mr. Abagnale will then introduce the episode andtake the audience inside each scam and the mindof the criminal. In wrap up of the episode

    hell give us his deeper insight into the tricks thecriminal has used and how we can spot other conmen in our own lives so that we dont becomevictims.

    This one-hour series has six acts, each withcliffhangers about whats coming up next. Uponreturn from the break, a brief recap will providesome context to the story for the newly tuned inviewer.

    The series will make use of actual images relatedto the crime with very limited use of recreations(close ups of hands, money and contracts). Theimages will have motion at all times (zoom, tilt,pans, slides).

    These well told stories are quick in pace throughinterviews of law enforcement officers, expertsand victims, threaded by the narrators V.O. andin some cases, the criminals themselves.

    The editing will sync with a tense andsuspenseful soundtrack with some carefullyplaced matching sound effects. The colors will berich and saturated with a hue theme of emerald,cyan and magenta. This beautiful treatmentgreatly enhances the production value.

    Bumpers, will urge the audience to get furtherdetailed information from the broadcasters siteon each episode, the particular type of crime andwhere to find help for victims. The site willinclude the Frank Abagnale and Catch Me If YouCan brand. The producer will provide acomprehensive library of all fraud crimes toembed within the site.

  • executive producerdoug connollyDoug Connolly, a veteran in the television and distribution businessfor more than 35 years serving educational and broadcast markets. He was appointed CEO of Magic Lantern Communications andcontinued there for 17 years. He was then appointed ManagingDirector of Distribution Access, a subsidiary of CHUM Television.Doug managed the unit for Discovery Canada following itsacquisition by CTV Ltd. and later negotiated its independence from CTV in 2009.

    Today, he is President and CEO of a group of companies servicingbroadcast distribution to production and educational services, allunder the parent corporation of Magic Lantern Media. Mr. Connollyhas turned Magic Lantern and it's group into one of the largesteducational distribution companies in Canada serving worldmarkets.

    producer/directordaniel dor Daniel DOr heads up development and production at Canamedia.He is the creator, director and producer of the first two seasons ofthe investigative crime series Fraud Squad. Now Dan is taking theseries to the next step by moving to a one-hour format andintroducing Frank Abangale Jr. of Catch Me If You Can fame as thenew host of Fraud Squad.

    Dan is a prolific producer and director with over 20 feature films anddramatic television series to his credit. He owned and operated

    Greystone Productions that provided the North American televisionindustry with comprehensive technical and post production services.

    For Dan, aviation is a life long passion second only to production. So, it was inevitable that he combine a helicopter company, RyanHelicopters, with production services to become a specialist in aerialcinematography. Dan provided these services for feature films,television and live sporting events, garnering awards andrecognition from around the globe.

    producer/law enforcement expertcraig hannaford Craig Hannaford had a long and successful career in lawenforcement rising to lead Canadas national fraud investigationunit with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) He hasworked with the FBI, the Secret Service, the US Postal InspectionService and many foreign police agencies including Interpol. Craighas been recognized by the Director of the FBI for his dedication tofighting international fraud. As a top fraud cop, Craig hasinvestigated just about every scam there is and has busted fraudsters around the world.

    Fraud Squad is able to make use of Craigs extensive investigativeexperience and law enforcement contacts to search out andproduce riveting fraud stories.

    In adition, as a key partner in Fraud Squad, Craig brings hisplanning, organizing and implementation skills to the series and it'srelated ancilliary services. Craig, an accomplished public speaker,is sought out by radio and television to provide commentary on topical fraud issues.

  • episode onedeadly doctorsChristine Daniel, a California doctor, recommends an herbal remedy to herpatients that will cure their cancer better than traditional chemotherapy.She charges her cancer-stricken patients $100,000 dollars under the tablefor the bogus treatments. One of Daniels victims is even her pastors wife!

    In Los Angeles, Dr. Kenneth Tailor recruits hundreds of vulnerablehomeless people to undergo completely unnecessary surgeries, in exchangefor a small kickback. He conducts over 60 unwarranted surgical operationsevery month, and bilks medical insurance for millions of dollars . . . untilsomething goes terribly wrong.

    In Wichita, Kansas, Dr. Stephen Schreiber and his pharmacist wife, Linda,team up to provide thousands of unwarranted narcotic prescriptions toaddicts with the sole intention of incre