Ray Accidentally Counter Scams
His Scammer Out of 365 Bucks

We love scams gone wrong, especially when the person targeted winds up making some money.

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Mom-and-pop stores look like easy prey, but sometimes they bite back. Many successful scams are perpetrated by threat actors who have gained insider knowledge, but this week’s episode takes specialization to the nth degree. And with disastrous results for the scammer! 

Big box stores and e-commerce giants have the resources to shrug off everything from lawsuits to international fraud rings. Small businesses…not so much. This week’s episode shows how Ray and his team at a family-owned hardware store have native defenses that the Home Depots can never match. 

This week’s Tin Foil Swan examines the many different ways one might define “POS.”

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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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