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The REAL 'Catch Me If You Can' con man: You've already been hacked

Do you remember that Steven Spielberg movie from 2002, "Catch Me If You Can"? It's a movie inspired by a real-life con man who posed as a an airline pilot, an attorney, a college professor and a pediatrician until he was caught by French police at the tender age of 21.

Spoiler alert: That con man is now a world-renowned security expert. Bigger spoiler alert: He's got some very, very bad news for everyone. He says we've all been hacked already.

Remember the Anthem data breach? Over 80 million Americans were affected, and that's only one company. Many other companies could and have been hacked by scammers who are already sitting on your information, they just haven't told anyone yet.

That information isn't meant to send you flying into a panic, it's meant to put you on your guard. Frank Abagnale, the legendary con man that stole more than $2.5 million during his crime spree in the 1960s, says that you should act like your data has been stolen already.

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