What the Hack with Adam Levin

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"What the Hack with Adam Levin" is true cybercrime with dad jokes. It’s a no-shame zone for anyone who’s ever been scammed, hacked, phished or cyber-bushwhacked. Every week, we feature fascinating people talking about the terrifying, annoying, embarrassing, or infuriating things they’ve experienced online. Join consumer affairs veteran Adam Levin with co-hosts Beau “Hack Me” Friedlander and Travis “Here's What Actually Happened” Taylor for a good story and tips on how to make yourself a little harder to hack. 

Episode Date
Episode 65: Beau Gets Hacked on the Way to the Big House
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This week Beau goes on a road trip to the Big House in Michigan where he ran afoul of a parking scam outside the third-largest sports arena in the world. We’re going to have to call this one a limited bandwidth / zero available parking scam. Check it out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2022
Episode 64: Chris Hutchins’s Travel Hacking Gets Hacked
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If you have never listened to Chris Hutchins explain how to get free travel, you’ve probably been paying too much for your vacations. Turns out, a threat actor was listening to him and stole his miles. Download this week’s episode to hear how he hacked the situation to score even more points.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
Episode 63: Freewheeling with Cyber Red Queen Tarah Wheeler
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Red Queen Dynamics founder Tarah Wheeler knows a thing or two about smashing norms in the cybersecurity industry. But as a human being, she also has some experience being compromised. You’ll definitely want to tune in as she tells us about her own goal as a cybersecurity executive, and how she practices cybersecurity in her own life.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
Episode 62: Joelle’s Identity Thief Almost Stumps the Chumps
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Joelle was on the launch team for the What the Hack podcast, so she knows a thing or two about scams. But when her credit card was hit for thousands of dollars, even we didn’t know what happened–that is, until Travis figured it out (sort of). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
Episode 61: Andrew Gold Investigates A Dark Corner of the Internet
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 Investigative journalist and podcaster Andrew Gold talked to us before about the way magicians work. His second appearance on the show explores a more serious topic. This is not an easy listen, but Germany’s controversial approach to potential sex offenders raises some privacy and ethics issues that are central to the topics we discuss on WTH. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2022
Episode 60: Caitlin Brodnick Sees Pro Wrestlers on Her Reality TV
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Caitlin Brodnick hosts the ScamWow podcast where she talks about what we talk about, and she has a must-listen podcast. When she’s not in front of a microphone, she spends a lot of time trying to figure out if Reality TV is actually real. Here’s what we found out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2022
Episode 59: Dara Starr Tucker Sees Right Through a Scam
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 All Dara Starr Tucker wanted was an affordable place to live not quite in the center of things–a place to breathe easy. When she found what looked to be a dream rental for a third of her budget, she was excited, but when she got there her Spidey-sense told her to run. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2022
Episode 58: Ann Cavoukian Fights For Your Right to Privacy
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When it comes to privacy, Ann Cavoukian is a legend. She created Privacy by Design during her tenure as Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, which landed her in the upper echelon of cybersecurity peeps. And she’s Raffi’s sister! Check it out.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2022
Episode 57: Brett Johnson is the Bad-Guy-Turned-Good-Guy We’ve Been Wanting to Meet
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If you followed the news in the early 2000s, you probably remember the ShadowCrew cybercrime group. Brett Johnson rolled with them. These days he’s on the right side of the law, helping people avoid getting hacked, scammed and otherwise crimed… You don’t want to miss this one.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
Episode 56: Michelle Tea’s Tarot Business Draws a Fool
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Looking for the blue checkmark on Instagram is the easiest way for consumers to tell if they are dealing with a cloned account, but it’s not so easy to get. The site provides crucial exposure to creatives of all stripe. The problem is scammers are everywhere.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
Episode 55: Rudy Shepherd’s Money Goes to Zelle and Back
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Rudy Shepherd was not used to selling his own work online. He had a gallery for that. But when the relationship with that gallery ended, he had to fend for himself, giving new meaning to the phrase, “learning on the job.” Listen in as he takes us on a tour of the Zelle hell with a scammer who knew just what to say.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
Episode 54: Andy Pham Claws Back a Multi-Million Dollar Heist
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There are tens of millions of small and medium-size businesses in the United States alone, and depending on their state incorporation, many are in danger of business identity theft.  Andy Pham is an American hero by many standards, for sure with regard to the right to become wildly successful. He’s truly living the American Dream. Having grown up in Communist Vietnam for the first ten years of his life, his mom sent him to the United States where she believed he would have a better life and avoid being drafted into the war in Cambodia. She was right. His story of success is eye-popping, but what happened to him on the scam front is almost beyond belief. Download the latest episode to hear how a nasty dentist managed to steal a five million dollar project from Pham, and how he got it back.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Episode 53: A Stroll Down Scammery Lane with Adam, Beau and Travis
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Time flies when you’re having fun talking to people from all walks of life about getting scammed, hacked or otherwise cyberbamboozled. It seems like yesterday that we launched What the Hack with Adam Levin, but, this week marks our first anniversary! With highlights and noteworthy moments, our anniversary show is like a chocolate sampler, minus the gross ones with orange jelly that Travis likes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2022
Episode 52: Michelle Waters’s Facebook Compromise as Teachable Moment
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Michelle Waters was a middle school teacher before getting into the teaching tools business, so she has nerves of steel. But when her Facebook account was misappropriated and badly misused, she learned that even veteran teachers have a melting point. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2022
Episode 51: Abby’s Compromise Costs Her Big Time
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The Covid-19 pandemic put millions of people out of work and put billions of dollars in unemployment benefits up for grabs. What was a lifeline for the unemployed became a goldmine for scammers. In this episode, the scammer sometimes rings twice.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
Episode 50: Andrew Gold Shares Some Tricks of His Trade
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Social engineering is still a new term for some people. We break it down in this episode by focusing on how reporters and magicians use it. (Get it? There’s a trick involved!) Check out this wide-ranging conversation with journalist Andrew Gold that covers shamans, a classic girlfriend’s mother tale and nose picking.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2022
Episode 49: Beau Finally Comes Clean
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You may have a little deja vu since Beau is constantly trying to get scammed, but in this episode, Adam, Beau and Travis talk about the scams they’ve stared down in the past–and of course Beau talks about the scam he fell for.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
Episode 48: Hope’s Hacker Husband Turns Out the Lights (Part 2)
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An ugly divorce becomes fertile ground for an ex’s hacking skills as Hope is persistently compromised by forgotten backdoors to old devices and even a secret dressing-room camera. Hear how he kept getting in and what you can do if you’re worried about cyberstalkers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Episode 47: Hope’s Hacker Husband Turns Out the Lights (Part 1)
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Ever wonder if your phone was listening to you? Have you stared at one of your smart home cameras and got the vibe that you were in the first act of a horror movie? Well, this episode proves that the worst you can imagine is just one bad relationship away! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2022
Episode 46: Yue and Julie Play Relationship Chicken with Online Faux-meos
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Adam was a guest on the Date/Able podcast recently, and he had a lot of fun. With a head full of “The Tinder Swindler,” he invited them to be guests on What the Hack to discuss something near and dear to our hearts: Gutting faux-meo catphishers for fun and whatever the opposite of not-losing money and precious time looks like for you.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
Episode 45: Jeff Williams Helps Rout the Rustock Botnet
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Jeff Williams has been on the cybersecurity beat before it had a name. Currently the Global Head of Security at Avast, Jeff was working the ramparts at Microsoft in the mid-oughts when he was tasked with bombing the botnets and making spam email a thing of the past. Your inbox reveals the outcome, but the journey will make you safer.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Episode 44: They Accidentally Hacked the Presidential Inauguration
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Retired Secret Service Chief of Staff Brian Ebert is back to talk about the time two Romanian hackers accidentally hit security cameras with ransomware that were monitoring the inauguration of Donald Trump. Hear how a sketchy Amazon vendor selling smoking guns (the culinary kind) led the Secret Service to the hackers days before the inauguration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
Episode 43: Herb Weisbaum Talks Crypto Scams
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ConsumerMan Herb Weisbaum is a veteran protector of all things scammable. On this week’s episode, he joined us to talk about crypto scams. If you invest in crypto you might want to check your accounts to make sure your dough's still there, because there are a lot of ways for it to go walkabout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Episode 42: Daniel Arnold Is Remarkably Chill About Identity Theft
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 Daniel Arnold is a world-famous lenser known in equal parts for fashion and street photography, which may have made him a target. Tune in to hear his remarkably laid back reaction to becoming a victim of identity theft.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Episode 41: Brian Ebert Cancels a Counterfeit Credit Card Racket
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Retired U.S. Secret Service chief of staff Brian Ebert joined us to recount the case of an international credit card skimming operation of mind-boggling proportions. Listen in as he tells a story that will make you freeze your credit before you even finish listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
Episode 40: Bill Gets High-Sticked by His Scammer
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Bill knows a lot about staying safe online and he still got scammed, which is what makes him the perfect guest for What the Hack. Trying to buy some last-minute tickets for a hockey game, he was in the scammer’s sweet spot–rushed and needing something specific. Listen in as he tells us the tale of how he stalked his scammers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Episode 39: Dan Ahdoot Gets Hacked by a Middle-Schooler
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We like to think of our hackers (when they get you, they are yours forever) as being super STEM-smart computer lab rats, but as “Green Eggs and Dan” host Dan Ahdoot found out, sometimes they are thirteen-year-olds trying to earn some pocket money.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
Episode 38: Amanda, the Cyber Guy, a Catfish and Mister Fluffy
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If you’re looking for love and companionship online, you know there are tons of jerks and rabbit boilers out there. You need to be careful. Here’s a story that will make you delete that dating app forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
Episode 37: Jack Rhysider Gets Stanned by a Superfan
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Darknet Diaries host Jack Rhysider is back! This time he tells us about a superfan stalker. Ever wonder if all that personal stuff you post on social media might get you in trouble? This week’s episode features an OG cyber expert’s story about just that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Episode 36: Jordan Harbinger Goes Into Hacker Mode
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Jordan Harbinger is no stranger to the trust triggers that make people do things online and in real life. So, we figured he had some firsthand experience based on his coverage of hacking and social engineering on The Jordan Harbinger Show, but we didn’t know how wonderfully devious his stories from the early days were going to be. Check out this must-listen episode, or be hacked immediately.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Episode 35: Noah Gets Hacked by a Ghanaian Syndicate?
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Identity theft, a Ghanaian car smuggling syndicate, and a mystery insurance policy that didn’t even make it into the episode – this story has it all, and from a previous guest we never imagined would become a victim of this sort of crime.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
Episode 34: Adam Goes to War with the Darkside
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Adam Burley is a “second-generation nerd” (that’s “cybersecurity expert” to you). He makes a living protecting businesses and their networks. When the ransomware gang behind the Colonial Pipeline attack infiltrated an unprotected server, he faced a crash course in how Ransomware-as-a-Service gangs operate.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
Episode 33: Jack Rhysider Dodges Bum NFTs on the OpenSea
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Darknet Diaries host Jack Rhysider is no stranger to cybercrime, but he’s relatively new to NFTs, a digital space still in Wild West mode. Jack joined us to talk about NFT pitfalls and the pickpocket vibes he’s encountered while investing in them, some digital wallet woes and more. He also had great advice for anyone thinking about making a move in the NFT space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
Introducing Now What's Next
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Today, we want to introduce you to Now, What's Next?, an original podcast from Morgan Stanley. This season of Now, What's Next looks at how the supply chain connects us all, and what happens when it breaks. The “Great Kettlebell Shortage” episode looks at why it was so hard to get kettlebells during the height of the pandemic. In this episode we meet Jay Perkins, the co-founder of Kettlebell Kings. During the beginning of the shortage, Jay sold out of two containers worth of product in about 10 minutes. While some businesses were hurting, others stepped in to fill the gap left by China. We hear from kettlebell manufacturers in Vietnam and the US who took the opportunity to make their move. Listen to Now, What’s Next? anywhere you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Episode 32: Angela Crushes Her Lip-Syncing Catfish
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Valentine’s Day is Christmas for scammers. Millions of people looking for love make themselves vulnerable to strangers online every day. Sadly, the person pitching woo isn’t always who they claim to be. The catfish du jour was pretty brave, but the only bread he saw was for a cyber po’boy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
Episode 31: Brian Tells Us Something We Don’t Know (Part 2)
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We liked Brian so much, the conversation went on for a really long time. If you didn’t catch the last episode, we talked to Brian Fennimore about his ancient experience with a compromised Hotmail account after trying to find some fizzy candy online. This time around, we go deep and learn some security tricks we didn’t know about. Pro tip: If you want two episodes, fascinate us. (He really did tell us stuff we didn’t know.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
Episode 30: Brian’s Fizzy Candy Crush Sizzles His Account (Part 1)
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Brian Fennimore does cybersecurity for a living, but even infosec pros don’t pop out of Zeus’s head perfectly formed. Listen to the story of how nostalgia, a sugar craving and a reused password landed him in trouble back before cyber was a thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
Episode 29: Whim Grace Plays a Shell Game with Scammers
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Whim wanted to teach overseas. While based on the coast of Portugal, she was offered a teaching position from two employers. She didn’t know that she was about to end up with no job at all, narrowly avoiding getting taken for a bundle of dough. Also in this episode: Adam continues to hack Beau in every way imaginable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
Episode 28: Megan Carpentier Makes Her Trolls Cry–Buh Bye!
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Trolls are misunderstood creatures, but they’re so mean that it’s hard to feel for them–unless you’re sussing out their soft underbelly for a kill shot. We talked to journalist Megan Carpentier, who is no stranger to online harassment. She gave us a crash course on trolls–how to recognize them and make them go away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
Episode 27: Lisa Seiffert (and Her Nude Suitors) Get Hacked
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We all know Instagram influencer accounts get hacked and held for ransom. And it’s no secret men send women pictures of their private parts via DM. This episode meets at the crossroads of these two open secrets. Model and writer Lisa Seiffert joined us to tell the tale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
Episode 26: Caitlin’s Scammer Does His Homework
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Caitlin Brodnick was not the most obvious target since she’s the host of a podcast called ScamWow. Which is why we were obviously impressed by the effort of her scammer and by her ability to see it for what it is and avoid getting got. Also discussed: Why you should never answer questions on social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
Episode 25: 2021 in Review: They’re Baaaaack
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From QAnon to Mahjong and a parade of phishing victims, 2021 offered up a lot of teachable moments. We revisit six episodes from our first year, and invite the guests back to tell us how they improved their cyber defenses (or haven’t).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
Episode 24: Liza and the Phantom Switch
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One of the hottest holiday gifts of 2021 is the new Nintendo Switch. The problem is they’re sold out everywhere. When this week’s guest tried to think outside the big box stores, she ran into a classic e-commerce scam.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
Episode 23: Harry’s Holiday Bah Humbug
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Who steals a Christmas tree? Sadly, a lot of people do. Harry tells us about a scam that was way too evil for the Grinch playbook as well as the other kinds of scams he’s seen over his many years in the Christmas tree business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
Episode 22: Kristine Solomon’s Low-Rent Craigslist Scammer
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Kristine had been living la vida expatriate during Covid, when work called her back to New York City and she had to find a short-term rental. How’d a hardened reporter get sucked into a Craigslist scam? The same way we all do, and it’s a very good story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Episode 21: Axton Betz-Hamilton Gets the Shock of a Lifetime (Part 2)
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Growing up in the shadow of child identity theft can be a struggle. For Axton Betz-Hamilton, her discovery of the culprit led to the shock of a lifetime. In the second installment of this two-part episode, we examine the massive financial and emotional toll of finding out a loved one wasn’t all that they seemed, and how to recover. Also discussed: stalkerware apps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
Episode 20: Axton Betz-Hamilton Goes Looking For Her Identity Thief (Part 1)
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By the time most people find out that they’ve been the victim of child identity theft, their credit is trashed. That’s what happened to Axton Betz-Hamilton. And like most victims of child identity theft, she was targeted by someone she knew. In the first installment of this two-part episode, the mystery of who stole Axton’s identity unravels in a very unexpected direction.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Episode 19: John Juniper’s Workflow Gets Hacked
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Does your business depend on social media? How about your social life? Would you be willing to pay to get your account back if it got hacked? That’s this week’s dilemma for a well-known eyewear designer. Hear what he did. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
Episode 18: Josh Gets Over the Wire Scam
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Josh works at a real estate company that oversees wire transfers every day. Hear the story about the time a single compromised email account almost cost his company big time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Episode 17: James’s Tale from the Crypt(o)
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If you've waded into cryptocurrency investments, you probably know about crypto scams. But what you don’t know about crypto wallets could be exactly what a thief needs to steal all those magic gains. We also talk about bears, if you're into that sort of thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Episode 16: Ivana Miličević Rises to the Bait
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What happens when you combine an actor, a well-followed Instagram account, an early morning alert and a master cleanse with a hacker? An account takeover and ransom situation, of course! Also covered in this episode: no-click exploits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2021
Episode 15: Jennifer’s Son Takes a Bank Shot
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The teenage son of this week’s guest learned a lesson we've been banging on about for years--the hard way. Don't use your debit card when a credit card will do. There is a very specific reason we say this, and you can find out what it is right here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Episode 14: Emily McVicker Gets Taken for a Song
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The Covid epidemic shut down music venues around the world, but with our ever more connected planet, the bands played on. Music people moved their gigs online and Twitch became a major venue for that. That’s where Emily McVicker ran into trouble with a new version of the overpayment scam. Also in this episode: Can you steal a Tesla with a Raspberry? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
Episode 13: Loki Gets Tricked
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Some scams give us something to laugh about whether it's the sheer audacity or the incompetence that made them work. Loki’s story is not one of those capers. He was the victim of a catfishing scam where he figured as the catfish as the result of identity theft. But the worst part? The person who did it to him... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
Episode 12: Larry Clicks Anyway
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Larry worked on the assembly line at Ford and a long list of impressive jobs to which he can now add “Scam Slayer.” Online criminals often target retirees, because they assume senior citizens are easy prey. Larry is an object lesson in how not to fall victim to the kinds of crime targeting the AARP crowd. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
Episode 11: Mary J, White Snags a Catfish
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Mary is a lot of things. Cannabinoid cooking maven, former radio host, and her banter could make the saltiest sailor blush. When she was angling to find love (and sex) online, a rather young-sounding catfish took the bait and what followed was pretty funny. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
Episode 10: Joyce and a Bank Robber Play MahJong
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Like many of us, Joyce spent hours during the Covid lockdown connecting with friends by playing games online--in her case a MahJong app. Imagine her surprise when using a legitimate app to find a scammer trying to empty her entire bank account. The most likely culprit? You will rethink your game time when you hear what it was. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Episode 9: Ed’s Crash Facebook Diet
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How do you know when you’ve been hacked? What happens when you lose control of an account, but don’t see any other unusual activity? Ed found himself locked out of his Facebook account but there was no other indication of foul play. Listen in as we play a speed round of "did he or didn't he" get hacked. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2021
Episode 8: Paul’s High-Touch Hacker
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Paul Toma is in the business of making the world a greener place, which made him a target for someone looking to tap into his credit at a local bank. A stroke of luck was all that stood between him and economic ruin. Find out in the latest episode how Paul was compromised and why you should never reuse your passwords. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
Episode 7: Dan Beeler Stops a Slow-Roll Ransomware Attack
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Dan Beeler of Boyne Resorts protects fans of the great outdoors from prying eyes and other online threats. Fending off the assortment of cyber attacks that come his way is all in a day’s work, which is why Dan was the first to know when his company got hit by ransomware. Hear what happened, and how Dan saved the day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
Episode 6: Noah Doesn’t Buy the Ark
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Noah’s son had a boat coming to him, but finding one to buy during the pandemic was like trying to raise the Titanic. This episode focuses on that classic moment when Noah found a deal too good to be true. Boat-selling skullduggery ahead, as we learn how be like Noah when it comes to online scams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
Episode 5: Cristian Walks the Plank in Pirate Bay
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Digital pirates pick up all sorts of viruses and bugs while downloading their treasures. Episode Five features a savvy digital native who picked up a nasty bug during a digital stroll down the gamer’s version of Memory Lane. Whether you think you’re immune to online contagion, or you just need a little pirate humor, we got it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
Episode 4: Sally Gets Taken for a Ride
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Aunt Sally was happy to spend her time birdwatching and hanging out with her family. Then one day, a single typo put her in the crosshairs of a hacker who was intent on stealing all her money, rifling through her personal data and stealing her identity. Also: Don't post pictures of your vaccination card! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
Episode 3: Jake’s Dirty Little Secret
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As a journalist, he’s traveled to some of the most dangerous places in the world and managed to not get hacked. But the moment he gets some down time at home: O, the shame.  Also covered: smishing, social engineering, 419 scams and once again, why you should never re-use your passwords. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
Episode 2: Christen’s Enemy with Benefits
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The Covid-19 pandemic created massive unemployment and with that, a shadow pandemic of unemployment scams. In our second episode, Adam’s sister-in-law was targeted in two different states and tells us the tale. Also discussed: are biometrics better than passwords? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Episode 1: Roy Gets Hacked by an Evil Clown
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Did you know that you can activate malware on your computer just by looking at an image posted in the comments of an online discussion? We're big on good cyber hygiene. Our first episode provides an important life lesson: Always use a burner computer to troll your enemies. And of course beware of evil clowns. Check out Roy’s story about the time he got hacked while trolling QAnon followers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
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May 13, 2021