One of the reasons I titled this post “Catch Me If You Can” is because it’s one of my all-time favorite movies. For the majority of my adult life, I’ve considered myself a modern-day Frank Abagnale. In my post “My First E-mail Spam Operation”, I told you that I moved to Kissimmee, FL. What I didn’t tell you is that I was actually on probation from a four year suspended sentence in Arkansas. I obviously violated my probation by moving, but the truth is I had violated way before that and I made the decision to run. I was 20 years old and there wasn’t a chance in hell I was going to do a day in prison.
Now, nearly five years later I was basically in the same predicament. I guess it’s true when they say history has a funny way of repeating itself. That left me with the dilemma of do I continue running or do I finally accept responsibility. I’m not going to lie, I thought long and hard about my next move. I weighed several options which included fleeing the country to Panama to work for a fantasy sports website. Another option was to move to Costa Rica and continue my hacking/spamming operations. I couldn’t help but to fantasize about the lifestyle portrayed in the movie “Runner Runner”. Ultimately, I decided that I was tired of running and I was going to face this head-on.