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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. 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 Grandparents Scam: How It Works

Identity Theft

The Grandparents Scam: How It Works

The Grandparents Scam: How It Works

A few months ago, a relative of mine in Sacramento received a call from his granddaughter. She was calling from a jail in Florida after having crashed her car, broken her nose, and getting arrested. She was sobbing, and pleaded with him to not tell her parents or anyone else, and to send money along... Read More

Are You Helping an ID Thief Get a Credit Card?

Identity Theft

Are You Helping an ID Thief Get a Credit Card?

Are You Helping an ID Thief Get a Credit Card?

You can spot a Nigerian email scam without opening it. You know what you’re doing when it comes to keeping ID thieves from conning you. And if someone tried to get the kind of personal information needed to open credit in your name, well, it just wouldn’t happen. Except it would. Credit gets stolen using... Read More

How a Picture Could Rob You Blind

Identity Theft

How a Picture Could Rob You Blind

How a Picture Could Rob You Blind

Unless you live in a pineapple under the sea with a talking sponge, you’re probably familiar with the never-ending parade of cute animal pictures sent by text and email—friend to friend, email list to subscriber—and everywhere you look on social media. Hackers are counting on that. You’re no fool. You keep current on the news—specifically... Read More

Should You Be Getting More Protection in the Wake of the Equifax Breach?

Identity Theft

Should You Be Getting More Protection in the Wake of the Equifax Breach?

Should You Be Getting More Protection in the Wake of the Equifax Breach?

More than 145 million Americans were compromised by the Equifax breach, their most sensitive information no longer a secret—including Social Security numbers. The epic breach included all the data that a criminal might need (and more) to commit a smorgasbord of identity-related crimes. The response? Equifax offered a free one-year subscription to their identity protection... Read More

Identity Theft and the New Tax Bill

Personal Finance

Identity Theft and the New Tax Bill

Identity Theft and the New Tax Bill

The 2017 filing season could be the worst yet for tax-related crime. With widespread confusion about the new tax law, IRS budget cuts, and a record-breaking year for data compromises, there’s an opening for fraud that should be serious cause for alarm, but doesn’t seem to be. The bottom line: you should be concerned. Last... Read More

6 Ways to Make Your Family Harder to Hack 2018

Identity Theft

6 Ways to Make Your Family Harder to Hack 2018

6 Ways to Make Your Family Harder to Hack 2018

While there are a thousand resolution-worthy action items out there, the time is always now for the things that need to change in our lives. Never were truer words spoken when it comes to our potential vulnerability to hackers. The number of breaches and the granular nature of the data exposed in those attacks over... Read More

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