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.

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The isolation caused by the Covid pandemic led to record pet adoptions, and more than usual activity online. It was like chum to sharks for scammers who flooded social media accounts with adoption opportunities for popular breeds. This week’s guest, Holly got in touch with us about her friend Carl who joins us too to talk about his St. Bernard-sized scam. To find out about his parting gift, you have to listen!

This episode is near and dear to our hearts because all three hosts are animal enthusiasts, and we have plenty of experience in getting and keeping and finding best friends, so we take special umbrage when the best is a fake proffered by a second-rate fiend. 

On this week’s Tin Foil Swan: How to spot a vacation rental scam.

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About the Hosts

Adam Levin is the former Director of Consumer Affairs for the State of New Jersey, serial entrepreneur and author of Swiped, which he wrote with his sidekick, writer and cyber mensch, Beau Friedlander. With expert commentary from Travis “Here’s What Actually Happened” Taylor, the show gets everything sorted out—or not—but either way you’re going to have a great time. Something weird happen to you? We’ve got your back.


What the Hack with Adam Levin is a production of Loud Tree Media and is executive produced by Adam Levin and Beau Friedlander and produced by Andrew Steven and Travis Taylor.

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