June 20, 2007

Heh--schadenfreude!

Thieves steal Herman Munster's identity

By TED BRIDIS

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Did Internet thieves steal Herman Munster's MasterCard number? Crooks in an underground chat room for selling stolen credit card numbers and personal consumer information offered pilfered data purportedly about Herman Munster, the 1960s Frankenstein-like character from "The Munsters" TV sitcom.

The thieves apparently didn't realize Munster was a fictional TV character and dutifully offered to sell Munster's personal details accurately listing his home address from the television series as 1313 Mocking Bird Lane and what appeared to be his MasterCard number. Munster's birth date was listed as Aug. 15, 1964, suspiciously close to the TV series' original air date in September 1964. [...]

[CardCops Inc president Dan] Clements said evidence indicates the thief, known online as "Supra," was operating overseas. "They really stumble over our culture. He's probably not watching any reruns of 'The Munsters' on TV Land." [...]

Hmmm. I wonder if Supra would be interested in buying this information I have on one Archie Bunker, living at 704 Hauser Street, Queens, New York?

Or maybe Elwood Blues, at 1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, Illinois?

I finally might have found a way to make some extra cash!

Posted by Terry Oglesby at June 20, 2007 03:19 PM
Comments

Interestingly enough, there is a Fowler Ave in Lynbrook, near enough to the reported address of the Everybody Loves Raymond folks

Posted by: skinnydan at June 20, 2007 08:10 PM

And I bet Ray Romano has a lot of money--fictional, to be sure, but that doesn't seem to matter.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 21, 2007 07:37 AM