Frank Abagnale Discusses Counterfeit Products

Since May is National Electrical Safety Month, Frank Abagnale, the subject of the Steven Spielberg film Catch Me If You Can, starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio, stopped by to help us remind you counterfeit electrical products are a danger, and we must remain vigilant and aware.

"Counterfeit electrical products pose a risk of injury and death. Manufacturers, distributors, contractors, and ultimately customers face risks ranging from liability to life safety to profitability," Abagnale says. "More than one million counterfeit electrical products have been recalled in recent years, including circuit breakers that did not trip when overloaded, cell phone batteries without a safety device in the circuitry to prevent overcharging, and extension cords with mislabeled, undersized wiring that overheated."

Abagnale offers tips to help recognize such products, and it is up to you to stop this crime. Please visit for more information.

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