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.

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When it comes to scams, we usually focus on the How rather than the Why. This week, we spoke to psychologist Dan Simons, co-author of Nobody’s Fool to find out why we’re all much easier marks than we like to think. 

From white lies to massive Ponzi schemes, the connective thread is our willingness to trust other people. Check out this week’s episode to find out how that can work in our favor or backfire horribly.

This week’s Tin Foil Swan looks at one of the most damaging forms of identity theft you’ve probably never heard of.

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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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