Jessica Roy Was *That* Close to
Stopping Her Identity Thief

A reporter’s wallet is stolen, and with it her identity. And then things got crazy.

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LA Times reporter Jessica Roy is cyber-savvy and knows how to protect her data. So when her wallet was stolen followed soon after by a string of identity crimes against her, she made all the right moves. Unfortunately, whoever stole that wallet was making all the right moves too. 

Follow Roy’s tale of woe as she uncovers crime after crime committed in her name, illustrating the destructive power of a lost or stolen wallet, the various ways identity thieves use stolen identities and how anyone can become a target. 

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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 produced by Andrew Steven and Beau Friedlander.

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