Nadine’s Trademark Filing Triggers
a Spoof Call that Leaves a Mark

When Nadine told the government that she wanted to protect a trademark, she also alerted a criminal

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A gemologist decided to trademark her company, and, of course, there’s a scam for that. Spoof calls are everywhere, homing in on any money due that can be small-time scammed. This episode applies equally for any government application that involves a public notice: Once your information goes live, it could pop up on the radar of a scammer.

Listen to this week’s episode to find out how scammers can camouflage themselves telephonically using provider-sired spoofing tools (and a ton of legalese). On this week’s Tin Foil Swan, we explore the one upsell that’s worth paying for when you buy a domain name.

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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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