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Adam Levin

Co-Founder, Credit.com |  In Identity Theft, Personal Finance

Adam Levin is co-founder of Credit.com and the chairman and founder of CyberScout (formerly IDT911). His experience as former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs gives him unique insight into consumer privacy, legislation and financial advocacy. He is a nationally recognized expert on identity theft and credit, and is the author of SWIPED: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves, a practical, lively book that is essential to surviving the ever-changing world of online security.

The Apps Your Partner Could Be Using to Spy on You

Identity Theft

The Apps Your Partner Could Be Using to Spy on You

The Apps Your Partner Could Be Using to Spy on You

“These apps are brutal,” Ondrej Krehel told me during a conversation about spyware, or “spouseware” as the software is sometimes called. “It doesn’t matter what ‘intended use’ these app developers claim in their sales pitches. They are increasingly being used by teens to spy on their love interests,” Krehel said. “It’s quite prevalent.” Krehel is... Read More

Is Your Gym Exposing More Than Your Abs?

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Is Your Gym Exposing More Than Your Abs?

Is Your Gym Exposing More Than Your Abs?

When Apple announced a serious hardware flaw last week, and the critical security patch that addressed it, my first thought was perhaps arbitrary: “That exploit would work at the gym.” My next thought: what else would? The discovery of a zero-day exploit affecting hardware—specifically a WiFi chip embedded in the main processors of Apple devices—was... Read More

Can Your Adopted Pet Expose You to Fraud?

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Can Your Adopted Pet Expose You to Fraud?

Can Your Adopted Pet Expose You to Fraud?

Pet ownership has definite upsides. You get companionship and exercise and the satisfaction of doing a good deed. Plus, people who own pets live longer. Unfortunately, pet ownership can also make you a target for phishers, scammers and identity thieves. The Vector du Jour With 65% of U.S. households including pets (and an estimated $60... Read More

How to Avoid the Latest Airbnb Scam

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How to Avoid the Latest Airbnb Scam

How to Avoid the Latest Airbnb Scam

A friend of mine showed up last night at a place we sometimes meet. He looked like Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale after lobbing a game-ending home run to Aaron Judge of the Yankees. He was supposed to have been on a plane to Italy. I asked him what happened. “We were all set to head... Read More

5 Scary Wedding Scams to Avoid This Season

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5 Scary Wedding Scams to Avoid This Season

5 Scary Wedding Scams to Avoid This Season

Weddings require many important decisions and the wrong call can mean the difference between an unforgettable wonderful day and a day that makes you angry every time you think about it. The often unreasonably high expectations of families and friends and at least one spouse-to-be only makes matters more fraught. With such a high level... Read More

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