Car Privacy

Your Car is Most Likely Spying on You

The new smart cars are a privacy nightmare for consumers.
Washington Post

Adam Levin’s Comments on MGM Casino Hack Featured in Washington Post

Adam Levin's comments on the recent hack of MGM Resorts was featured in the Washington Post. "If you’re a hospitality organization and in particular a...

John DeMay Lost His Son to a Sextortion Scam

Online crime is often inventive, but it can also be cruel with fatal results.
Ian Cohen Lokker

Ian Cohen Drops a Dime on the Myriad Trackers Stalking You

Feel like your every move online was being observed and weaponized? It’s worse than you think.
Ray Accidentally Counter Scams His Scammer Out of 365 Bucks

Ray Accidentally Counter Scams His Scammer Out of 365 Bucks

We love scams gone wrong, especially when the person targeted winds up making some money.
UberEats Gig Scam

Mark’s UberEats Gig Gets Him Got

Gig workers have to be on top of things, which is hard in a world filled with hacks and scams.
Daniel Simons

Daniel Simons Reveals Why We’ll All Be Fooled Again

Think you’re too smart to get scammed? A psychologist tells us why you’re wrong.
Four cyber capers

Four Cyber Capers We’re Not Allowed to Talk About (But We...

In this episode: Stories that almost made it on the show but didn’t because criminals are sorta scary.

Adam Levin Discusses Consumer Affairs on Consumerpedia Podcast

Adam Levin was a featured guest on the Consumerpedia podcast with host Herb Weisbaum. In a wide-ranging conversation, the two discussed corporate malfeasance on...

Massimo Uncovers a New Marketplace Scam

His attempt to Marie Kondo a grill out of his life caught the attention of a scammer.
Affinity Scams

Affinity Scams and Fraud: How They Work

Affinity scammers exploit commonality—deploying familiarity as a weapon. Here’s what you need to know.
Sara Ganim

Sara Ganim and Karen Given Have No Affinity for Coco Berthmann

Two award-winning journalists explore a scammer’s troubled mind and dubious claims and introduce us to affinity scams.
mail theft

Alexander’s Client Sends a Thief Oodles of Boodles via Check

Scammers don’t always need quantum computing or even much in the way of tactics. Sometimes, they can just steal your mail.
Data poisoning

Why is Data Poisoning Dangerous?

Will Data Poisoning Be the Next Frontier for Cyberattacks and Misinformation?
Kathy Stokes, AARP

AARP Anti-Fraud Tzar Kathy Stokes Gets Real about Online Crime

A new study from the AARP confirms what most of us feared: Scammers aren’t ageist.
Data poisoning

What Data Poisoning Is and How It Could Transform ChatGPT into...

Data poisoning in deep-learning and artificial intelligence environments may impact the future of mis- and disinformation campaigns and even malware. Here’s what you need to know.
Nadine - Trademark

Nadine’s Trademark Filing Triggers a Spoof Call that Leaves a Mark

When Nadine told the government that she wanted to protect a trademark, she also alerted a criminal.
Puppy scammer

Carl’s Nasty Puppy Scammer Leads Him to the Cutest Surprise

A couple tried to adopt a puppy after they lost their beloved lab and they found one that was perfect, except it didn’t exist.
Deepfake sextortion

FBI Warns of Uptick in Deepfake-Based Sextortion Schemes

Sextortion scams featuring targeted AI “deepfake” participants are becoming more common. Here’s what you need to know.
David Maimon

David Maimon on the Spike in Driver’s License Fraud

A professor of criminology says drivers’ licenses are the new skeleton key to your identity.