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Webby-nominated "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. 

What the Hack with Adam Levin Loud Tree Media

    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 180 Ratings

Webby-nominated "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. 

    Joy and Michelle Talk Skimmers, Scammers and SNAP EBT Fraud

    Joy and Michelle Talk Skimmers, Scammers and SNAP EBT Fraud

    SNAP food assistance is a lifeline for more than 40 million Americans experiencing food insecurity. In a growing trend, criminals are targeting major security lapses in SNAP fund distribution, stealing millions in aid, so we asked this week’s guests how we can put a stop to it. 
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    • 32 min
    Brett Johnson Explains the Abject Terror that Awaits Us All

    Brett Johnson Explains the Abject Terror that Awaits Us All

    Brett Johnson has been called the Godfather of cyber crime. He was on the FBI’s most-wanted list. And he was on What the Hack before! He returns for a freewheeling conversation about what’s new in cybercrime, how it’s changed and wants you to know how to better protect your digital life.
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    • 42 min
    Christina’s Alleged Romance Scammer Plays A Long Con

    Christina’s Alleged Romance Scammer Plays A Long Con

    Romance scammers spend a lot of time on dating apps, but they almost never meet their targets in person. Christina’s Mr. Right moved quickly. Charming in-person, he lived in the same area and worked in the same industry. It was only after she committed to building a new life with him in Florida that everything began to fall apart. 
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    • 43 min
    EFF's Eva Galperin Is Not the Pope of Fighting Stalkerware (But She Is)

    EFF's Eva Galperin Is Not the Pope of Fighting Stalkerware (But She Is)

    Privacy matters for most of us, but it can be a matter of life and death for some especially when it comes to stalkerware. Electronic Frontier Foundation director of cybersecurity Eva Galperin joined us this week to teach us about the way too common software that can be used to track your every move.
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    • 45 min
    Tim Byrne’s Vintage Industrial is Scammer-Proof

    Tim Byrne’s Vintage Industrial is Scammer-Proof

    Tim Byrne’s vintage industrial furniture designs are a staple for A-Listers and designers around the world, which puts him in the sites of scammers–whether the target is time, money or goods. Listen as we learn how Byrne’s keen eye for the masterpiece lurking in a hunk of old factory equipment helps him spot thieves before they can strike. 
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    • 39 min
    Vermont Attorney General Charity Clark Hates Scammers More than We Do

    Vermont Attorney General Charity Clark Hates Scammers More than We Do

    Ever wonder why facial recognition is so accurate? Well, one reason is the shocking amount of personal data it needs (think: all the world’s snapshots), and that’s why Vermont Attorney General Charity Clark is taking aim at the industry behind that technology. 
    We also review Charity’s top scams to watch for this year, and other topics near and dear to our own scam-hating hearts.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

brownwraith ,

Title theft

I’ve heard of this issue from the bigger pockets podcast and forums. The easiest way to keep your property title from being stolen is to put a $100 or so lean on the property. Before the title can be transferred the lien holder has to be contacted to make sure thenkein has been cleared. That puts friction in the transaction to slow or stop it.

Maybe contact them to do a deeper dive on the whole situation.

Torso1300 ,

Like but wish for more detail

I enjoy this show, but like some other reviews my critical comment would be to get a little more in depth on how the featured situations unfold. So far in my listening, I feel like several guests left their interviews still not fully understanding what happened to them- this alarms me somewhat and seems like a shame when they are getting the opportunity to talk to experts about their scam experience. Honestly I feel like these guests may fall victim a second time if they don’t understand that they allowed remote software on their computer, for an example. Now perhaps this is a function of editing and keeping the show’s lightness and brevity, but it does disturb me in some episodes.

Aaa641580531 ,

This is so good!

Heard about this through Click Here but I was itching for more cyber and scam stuff after listening to Shoot the Messenger about Pegasus. This show is really great. I think it really is the guests they bring on. They are great conversationalists and the hosts ask really great insightful questions. It’s not just another interview type podcast; you will learn a lot. Love it! Keep it up y’all!

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