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Adam Levin

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

Adam Levin is co-founder of Credit.com and 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.

You Have Just 100 Days to Plan for Holiday Scams

Identity Theft

You Have Just 100 Days to Plan for Holiday Scams

You Have Just 100 Days to Plan for Holiday Scams

Whether you are hoping we can “Make America Great Again,” working tirelessly for those who say that we are “Stronger Together,” or simply trying to make it through another day, it is highly likely that Christmas is the furthest thing from your thoughts right now. But with only 54 days ‘till Election Day, I can... Read More

Why College Freshmen Are Chum for the Cyber Sharks

Identity Theft

Why College Freshmen Are Chum for the Cyber Sharks

Why College Freshmen Are Chum for the Cyber Sharks

Identity theft and countless other scams are often among the first life lessons learned by newly minted college students. As summer draws to a close, members of the Class of 2020 face an unimaginable number of potential pitfalls. Be prepared to meet the specific challenges ahead. Most incoming college students will at some point find... Read More

5 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked

Identity Theft

5 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked

5 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked

For adults, home is a refuge, but for children it is a never-ending treasure hunt. While you’re out — you know, paying for the place — it’s a safe bet your kids are getting into your stuff, and when it comes to things digital, that can be a serious problem. As a seasoned parent, you’ve... Read More

5 Cyber-Security Myths We Need to Ditch

Identity Theft

5 Cyber-Security Myths We Need to Ditch

5 Cyber-Security Myths We Need to Ditch

Pick a subject, any subject, and there are myths and pure nonsense that someone will buy into. Birds will die if they eat the uncooked rice flung at newlyweds. (Nope) If you eat Mentos and drink Diet Coke simultaneously your stomach will explode. (Hardly) You only have one credit score. (Wrong) Napoleon was short. (At... Read More

5 Ways Hackers Could Influence the Election

Identity Theft

5 Ways Hackers Could Influence the Election

5 Ways Hackers Could Influence the Election

When Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump said he hoped the Russian government had found Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 missing emails, he wasn’t just taking a swipe at his opponent. He highlighted a very real and present danger to our democracy. While social media users were atwitter about whether or not The Donald had committed treason—for... Read More

4 Things You Should Never Text or Email

Identity Theft

4 Things You Should Never Text or Email

4 Things You Should Never Text or Email

Most of us in our “instant gratification isn’t enough” society assume that the potential fallout from transmitting sensitive information via text, fax or email is outweighed by the convenience of getting something where it needs to be fast. After all, becoming the victim of an identity-related crime isn’t the end of the world, right? Define... Read More

7 Texts You Should Ignore

Personal Finance

7 Texts You Should Ignore

7 Texts You Should Ignore

Whether you’re trying to win tickets to a sold-out concert, remind your partner to buy milk, vote for your favorite reality TV personality or ask your headphones-encased kid a question, there’s a text for that. While texting is a great convenience and time saver (not to mention an international obsession), if you respond to a... Read More

How to Protect Your Identity While You’re Out of Town

Identity Theft

How to Protect Your Identity While You’re Out of Town

How to Protect Your Identity While You’re Out of Town

While it’s important to do everything you can to protect yourself from identity-related crime when you’re traveling, it’s equally important to do everything you can to protect your home and the breadcrumbs of your identity that you leave behind. Every possible kind of identity-related crime exists in a dormant state in your home. In more... Read More

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