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The Credit Line: The Subprime Mess, Bin Laden Scams, Credit and Divorce

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Tune in to this week’s installment of Credit Line Radio, hosted by Credit.com’s chairman and co-founder Adam Levin on Los Angeles’ KFWB 980 AM this Saturday, May 14, at 9 a.m. PST/Noon EST.

The show is co-hosted by L.A. radio personality Jeff Levy.

The Subprime Mess

What contributed to the Great Recession?  Kathleen Engel, author of “The Subprime Virus,” joins Credit.com reporter Christopher Maag to talk about how subprime lenders helped sink our economy, how we can avoid another meltdown like this in the future, and whether the housing market will recover.

[Related Article: A Subprime Pioneer’s Notes on the Financial Crisis She Predicted]

Osama Phishing Scams

Just hours after U.S. forces took out Osama Bin Laden, the Web was buzzing with scams. Cyber criminals are using Bin Laden’s death to lure unsuspecting consumers. Ondrej Krehel, chief information security officer at Identity Theft 911, tells us why you shouldn’t be so eager to click and read, how to spot a phishing scam and how to protect your computer from malicious attacks.

[Related Article: Bin Phishin’?]

The Identity Theft Epidemic & Your Kids

Does your child have a credit card?  No?  Are you certain?  More and more, children’s identities are being stolen by thieves to fraudulently obtain credit.  In these cases, a child’s credit can be ruined, unbeknownst to them, before they’ve even gotten to college. Bob Sullivan, senior writer for MSNBC.com and Red Tape Chronicles columnist, talks about how parents can help protect their children from identity theft, and what’s being done to stop the crime.

[Related Article: Is Your Child Vulnerable to Identity Theft?]

Credit and Divorce

Are you contemplating or in the midst of getting a divorce?  You could be setting yourself up for bad credit if you don’t have a plan to deal with it.  Tom Quinn, Credit.com’s consumer credit expert and industry insider formerly of FICO, tells you the important steps to take in dealing with joint accounts, and how divorce can affect your credit.

[Related Article: Getting a Divorce? Here’s How to Protect Your Credit]

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