Joyce and a Bank Robber Play MahJong

There might be a thief in your game app!

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Like many of us, Joyce spent many hours during the Covid lockdown connecting with friends playing games online--MahJong mostly. Imagine her surprise when using a legitimate app to find a scammer trying to empty her entire bank account. The likely culprit: an in-app advertisement. This episode is about the danger posed by the ads in the games we play.  

Also featured: Beau gets got by the bad guys, sort of.

Read the episode transcript here.

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 in collaboration with Larj Media.

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