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    The Surefire Trick to Avoiding Holiday Phishing ScamsSwiped, Identity Theft

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    Every year I dedicate a column to the scams of the holiday season, and every year the roundup gets bounced around the internet — all too often among friends who’ve been scammed. (For a rundown of what’s out there, check out last year’s post.) So what’s new this year? Unfortunately, not very much. There’s the latest holiday phishing scam, I guess. But really? It’s about as surprising as the President-elect’s reaction to Alec Baldwin’s impersonation […]

  • Scam #10 Holiday Gift Exchange ScamSwiped

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    The holiday season is the prime time for fraudsters looking to take advantage of distracted, frenzied shoppers. Consumers are worried about protecting their data because of the spike in hack attacks, phishing schemes and scams. Despite the festivities and spirit of giving, it is becoming more difficult for consumers to avoid the bad guys in a dangerous digital world. Don’t let Cyber Grinches steal your cash and holiday cheer. To keep you cyber safe for […]

  • Scam #11 Letter from Santa ScamSwiped

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    The holiday season is the prime time for fraudsters looking to take advantage of distracted, frenzied shoppers. Consumers are worried about protecting their data because of the spike in hack attacks, phishing schemes and scams. Despite the festivities and spirit of giving, it is becoming more difficult for consumers to avoid the bad guys in a dangerous digital world. Don’t let Cyber Grinches steal your cash and holiday cheer. To keep you cyber safe for […]

  • Scam #12 ATM SkimmingSwiped

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    The holiday season is the prime time for fraudsters looking to take advantage of distracted, frenzied shoppers. Consumers are worried about protecting their data because of the spike in hack attacks, phishing schemes and scams. Despite the festivities and spirit of giving, it is becoming more difficult for consumers to avoid the bad guys in a dangerous digital world. Don’t let Cyber Grinches steal your cash and holiday cheer. To keep you cyber safe for […]

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    Gifting a ‘Smart’ Device This Holiday? Here’s How to Keep its Recipient From Getting HackedSwiped, Cybersecurity

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    In October 2016, there was a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused serious traffic issues at major internet destinations like Amazon, PayPal and a host of other heavily trafficked sites. You may be giving a gift this holiday season that could make a similar attack possible. Spot check: Does the gift you plan to give connect to the internet? If you answered “Yes,” keep reading. A DDoS attack makes an online site or […]

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    SWIPED Featured as #1 on Amazon Bestsellers Hot New ReleasesSwiped

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    The newly-released paperback version of Adam Levin’s SWIPED debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Bestsellers Hot New Releases List in Privacy and Online Safety. Click here to order your copy. Click here to enter the SWIPED Sweepstakes to hack proof your home.  

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    Swiped Excerpt: Culture Eats StrategySwiped, Identity Theft

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    This is an excerpt from SWIPED by Adam K Levin, now out in paperback. A strong corporate culture is a work in progress, constantly evolving. It stays ahead of the curve because it never stops applying the processes that make it successful—the consequence of clear leadership and a culture where employees feel invested in their work is that they take ownership of the tasks assigned to them. Something like the Sony hack—where the enemy is […]

  • Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves

    Senator Cory Booker Tweets His Support for “Swiped”Swiped

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    New Jersey Senator Cory Booker posted his support for Adam Levin’s book “Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves” via Twitter. Grateful for my friend, consumer advocate @Adam_K_Levin and “Swiped,” his latest book on how to protect yourself from identity theft — Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 9, 2016 Swiped was also recommended by Massachussetts Senator Elizabeth Warren in a November 2015 Facebook post, who referred to it as […]

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