Adam Levin

6 Scams to Watch out for This Summer

Summer will be here before you know it, and with it comes new and old scams. As you consider possible escapes—travel to exotic places; trips to the beach, the mountains or the golf course; a staycation to get much needed work done around your house—bear in mind that these diversions provide the perfect opportunity for con artists and identity thieves just waiting to insinuate themselves into your life, becoming the sand in your picnic basket (or bathing suit)—a vacation-killing burn that no ointment can soothe.

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Here's Why Identity Theft Can Be Far Worse Than You Might Imagine

The following is an excerpt from the new book Swiped by Adam Levin (Public Affairs, 2015):

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73,000 Webcams Are Open to Peeping Toms -- Is Yours?

If the past year has taught consumers anything, it's that identity thieves, fraudsters and scammers are on the prowl, going after any information they can use to make a buck. But the intrusions don't stop there.

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3 Ways Regular Americans Will Be Hurt by a Debt Ceiling Default

Many Americans this week may be asking themselves: Why should I care about the debt ceiling, or the -- barring Congressional action -- coming default? You've heard about it in the news but, much like the sequester or the shutdown, you're not quite sure how it'll affect your daily life.

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