S2:E15 Adam Levin – Swiped


Author Background:

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:

  1. 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?   
  2. 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?
  3. How has social media really changed the identity theft game?
  4. I have about a million online logins; it’s daunting.  How should I manage them?  Are passphrases the right idea?
  5. 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?

With gratitude,

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