Adam Levin is a consumer advocate with more than 30 years’ experience in personal finance, privacy, real estate and government service. A former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Levin is Chairman and founder of Identity Theft 911, Chairman and co-founder of Credit.com and serves as a spokesperson for both companies. An expert on personal finance, credit, identity management, fraud and privacy, he writes a weekly column which appears on Huffington Post and ABCNews.com. He is a frequent guest on television, and has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business News, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CBS Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight and scores of radio stations throughout the country. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.
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Five Good Questions:
- Identity theft seems like something that everyone thinks only happens to other people. I watched the first season of Mr. Roboto, so assume I’m an expert hacker now. 🙂 But seriously, how big are the risks we talking about here, based on probability and impact of lost time and money?
- I think everyone knows not to advertise your social security number to the world, but what are a few of the easiest changes people can make that could make the most impact in protecting themselves?
- How has social media really changed the identity theft game?
- I have about a million online logins; it’s daunting. How should I manage them? Are passphrases the right idea?
- How has technological progress like the Internet of Things made us more vulnerable that we realize? Also, I found the concept of medical identity theft to be especially scary. What’s that all about?