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Standard Register in 14th Year Hosting Workshops on Reducing Fraud Loss

Press release from the issuing company

DAYTON, Ohio, March 16 -- Each year, U.S. companies lose more than $660 billion to fraud, with counterfeiting and document fraud making up a large portion of that amount, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Standard Register, in its continued commitment to help businesses combat fraud, is in its 14th year of hosting fraud-prevention workshops to educate business professionals on how to help protect their companies from becoming victims of fraud. Standard Register's free, half-day workshops are led by the foremost authority on fraud, Frank W. Abagnale, whose youthful exploits as a forger and imposter were depicted in the motion picture "Catch Me If You Can." This master thief turned security consultant and author of "The Art of the Steal," has lectured to and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. In addition to Abagnale's expertise, Standard Register benefits from the knowledge of in-house expert and manager of document security, Dan Thaxton, who sits on the Document Security Alliance (DSA) Board of Directors. Representing Standard Register, Dan has participated in the development of national security recommendations for birth certificates, and he is currently leading a DSA team developing national security recommendations for the next generation of the U.S. Social Security Number card. "Continuous advancements in digital technology enable anyone to recreate authentic-looking documents," said Thaxton. "Document fraud involves more than just checks and government documents. It includes things you may not expect, like gift certificates, product packaging, rebate coupons, diplomas, transcripts, and medical prescriptions," he added. Standard Register's workshops cover all aspects of fraud -- the methods and technologies used by forgers, the liabilities associated with fraud, and the latest deterrents and advanced security techniques. Thaxton emphasizes that the workshops offer practical information for reducing losses related to fraudulent documents, checks, labels, tickets and plastic cards. He reports that several participant companies have reduced their incidence of fraud by applying Abagnale's recommendations. Standard Register has earned a reputation in the financial services industry with its innovative secure-document technologies, which include heat- sensitive (thermochromic) and tamper-resistant inks, copy-preventive paper, micro-printing, hidden watermarks and holograms. The company also provides secure printing systems, encoders and scanners, document outsourcing services, and security audits and other consulting services. The first of Standard Register's four fraud prevention workshops in 2006 will be held March 16 in Columbus, Ohio. Business professionals can learn more information about this and other upcoming workshops by visiting http://www.standardregister.com/news_events/events/fraudprevention.html.