Noah Doesn’t Buy the Ark

We thought we’d heard them all when along comes the Covid recreational boat shortage scam!

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Feeling like you needed a break this summer? As we finally started to emerge from quarantine, reconnect with family, and maybe enjoy some fresh air, scammers were busy with new and familiar lures for netting unsuspecting victims. To wit: Noah’s son, who had a boat coming to him.

Sadly, buying one during the pandemic was like trying to raise the Titanic. This episode focuses on that moment Noah found a deal that was too good to be true—literally. Hear Noah’s story of boat-selling skullduggery averted, and learn how be like Noah when it comes to online scams.

Also: Beau wrangles ticks.

See 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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