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Herman Munster's Credit Card Cancelled

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Herman Munster's Credit Card Cancelled

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Herman Munster's Credit Card Cancelled

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This week, Internet thieves in an underground chat room offered up personal data swiped from the 1960s TV fictional character Herman Munster. Apparently, some Munsters fans had planted the phony info — and the crooks bit.

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The next time, Herman Munster goes shopping for a new bolt for his neck, he'd better bring along cash. His credit card has been cancelled. This week, Internet thieves in an underground chat room for selling stolen credit card numbers offered up personal data swiped from the 1960s TV fictional character.

Apparently, some Munsters' fans had planted the phony info, and the sitcom ignorant crooks bit. CardCops Inc., an Internet security company that monitors identity theft, recorded details of the bogus deal, lifted from Mr. Munster with his television street address, 1313 Mockingbird Lane and his date of birth, August 15, 1964, the year "The Munsters" debuted.

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