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Identity thieves target Herman Munster

by Paul Goebel, posted Jun 21st 2007 1:59PM

Fred Gwynne as Herman MunsterIdentity thieves doing business online were taken in by a fan of The Munsters when they were offered the personal information of Herman Munster.

It seems that the the online criminals are based overseas and is the reason they didn't recognize the famous name. Along with the name, the thieves also purchased his address, 1313 Mockingbird Lane and his birthdate in 1964, the year The Munsters premiered.

The bogus information was likely received as a result of a phishing scam pulled on a victim who not only knew better than to give up personal info online but also was a fan of The Munsters.

Herman Munster was played by Fred Gwynne on the series for it's entire two year run.

So let this be a lesson to all you would-be scammers out there. If you're going to try and steal from hard working Americans watch a little TV Land first.

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KMF

Serves the phishers right! We should all have been so smart to scam the scammers. I just delete or report the stuff.

June 21 2007 at 3:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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