Philippa Ward’s Support Call
Ransacks Her Computer

A real estate agent specializing in vineyards narrowly averts catastrophe with tech support scammers.

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Philippa’s business software wasn’t working right, so she Googled for tech support and called the first number listed. Almost immediately, hackers were in her computer looking for sensitive data. This week we explore a new attack vector: online ads and business listings used as lures for unsuspecting victims, and how to avoid getting “got” by them.

Check out this week’s episode to find out how Philippa’s quick thinking helped her avoid a catastrophic hack and how you can do the same. On this week’s Tin Foil Swan: How and why you should secure paper copies of your bills and records. 

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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.

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