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Will Johnson and Frank Abagnale Team Up On 'The Perfect Scam' Podcast

Frank W. Abagnale and Will Johnson in a recording studio


Frank Abagnale, left, and Will Johnson will bring you the latest information on frauds and scams and give you tips to protect yourself in AAARP's 'The Perfect Scam' podcast series.

Will Johnson

Will's been hosting and producing content for the web for most of his career.  For fifteen years, Will worked at Discovery Communications spreading the thrill of Discovery content across the web.  He produced, launched and oversaw Discovery Networks’ first ever audio and video podcasts, winning a Webby and nominated for an Emmy in the process.  Will worked closely with Discovery’s original online video business in San Francisco and helped guide the editorial focus and strategy for numerous YouTube channels and shows.

Along the way, Will traveled to Alaska to interview the captains of Discovery’s Deadliest Catch, hosted Discovery's longest-running news and science audio podcast, and has hosted Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl Pre-Game Show for three years running.

Will is now a full-time podcast host, voice-over artist and TV/online host living in Takoma Park, Maryland with his wife, ten-year old son, two cats, and two dogs.

Frank W. Abagnale 

Frank W. Abagnale is one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. For over 40 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 45 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 on Broadway and won a Tony Award. 

Apprehended by the French police when he was 21 years old, he served time in the French, Swedish and U. S. prison systems. After five 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 four decades. 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. 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 StealThe Real U Guide to Identity TheftStealing Your Life and his latest book Scam Me if You Can.

How to Listen and Subscribe to The Perfect Scam

iPhone or iPad
  1. Open the Podcasts app, search for the show title and select it from the list of results.
  2. Once on the show page, click the "Subscribe" button to have new episodes sent to your phone or tablet for free.
  3. Click the name of an episode from the list below to listen.
Android Phone or Tablet
  1. Open the Google Play Music app, search for the show title and select it from the list of results.
  2. Once on the show page, click the "Subscribe" button to have new episodes sent to your phone or tablet for free.
  3. Click the name of an episode from the list below to listen.

Smart Speakers (Amazon Echo or Google Home)

  1. To play podcasts on your Amazon Echo smart speaker, ask the following: "Alexa, ask TuneIn to play The Perfect Scam podcast" OR "Alexa, play The Perfect Scam podcast on TuneIn"
  2. To play podcasts on your Google Home smart speaker, ask the following: "Hey Google, Play The Perfect Scam podcast"

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