ADVISORY, Feb. 27, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) - City National Bank will host its second free fraud prevention Web seminar on March 29, 2007 with Frank W. Abagnale, one of the world's most respected authorities on the subjects of forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. Last year, Abagnale presented online for the first time through a City National Webinar. It drew an audience of nearly 500, and this one is expected to be even bigger.

Fraud is a major problem in the United States, and on a daily basis affects how corporate and personal banking business is conducted. During the Webinar, Abagnale, whose five-year international fraud spree became the inspiration for the blockbuster movie, "Catch Me If You Can," will reveal various fraudulent methods being used today and steps to protect corporate and personal business information. Abagnale will close his presentation with a live online question and answer session, with audience participation. This is another in City National's quarterly Webinar series designed to help entrepreneurs, businesses, professionals, investors and their families on The way up(r).

 WHO: Frank W. Abagnale, fraud prevention lecturer and consultant Author of "Catch Me If You Can" Jean Zerrudo, vice president, Cash Management City National Bank WHAT: City National Web seminar: Fight Fraud with Frank Abagnale WHEN: Thursday, March 29, 2007 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. PDT WHERE: Live Web broadcast to your office or home computer To register, please visit

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