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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.

Your Holiday Identity Theft Checklist

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Your Holiday Identity Theft Checklist

Your Holiday Identity Theft Checklist

The holiday season is a busy time of the year for identity thieves and other kinds of identity-related fraudsters. Scams abound, but if you follow a few simple rules, you can sidestep some avoidable holiday blues. There is so much personally identifiable information floating around — readily available on the dark web where information black... Read More

The Simple Way to Keep Your Tax Refund Safe

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The Simple Way to Keep Your Tax Refund Safe

The Simple Way to Keep Your Tax Refund Safe

The holiday season is just getting underway, a time dedicated to finding the perfect gift for loved ones and a steady procession of festive events that ends when we ring in the New Year. Unfortunately, it’s also a busy time for people dedicated to the commission of identity-related tax fraud. I’ve written more extensively about... Read More

The Viral Facebook Trend That’s a Privacy Lesson

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The Viral Facebook Trend That’s a Privacy Lesson

The Viral Facebook Trend That’s a Privacy Lesson

If you have an account on Facebook, you may have noticed posts featuring a nicely designed cloud comprised of the words that your Facebook friends use most often. It’s powered by an app from a company called Vonvon, and it’s been getting a lot of attention this week from consumer privacy experts. The reason this... Read More

How to Keep Your Fridge From Exposing Your Data

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How to Keep Your Fridge From Exposing Your Data

How to Keep Your Fridge From Exposing Your Data

In 2015, somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be purchased, an increase of 60% over the previous year. There will be 10 billion IoT devices connected to the Internet this year. A couple of years ago, a survey found that three out of four Americans had no clue... Read More

The Invisible Victims of Identity Theft: Our Kids

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The Invisible Victims of Identity Theft: Our Kids

The Invisible Victims of Identity Theft: Our Kids

Somewhere between 10 million and 16 million Americans get “got” by fraudsters working the seams of identity-related crime every year. The methods are many and various. There are, of course, the familiar scams and frauds, but one harder to detect area of exploitation is child identity theft. So why are children a target for identity... Read More

Physician Heal Thyself: Are Your Medical Records Safe?

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Physician Heal Thyself: Are Your Medical Records Safe?

Physician Heal Thyself: Are Your Medical Records Safe?

According to an article in Tech Times, healthcare providers in the U.S. may lose $305 billion in the next five years due to cyberattacks. One way those attacks keep happening: BYOD, or bring your device to work. One definition of insanity, according to Einstein (and my chief content officer Michael Schreiber), is to do the... Read More

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