What the Hack with Adam Levin

Getting hacked, phished, scammed, or having become the victim of identity theft, you know it’s no fun, unless you are lucky enough to tell the guys at “What the Hack?” about it.

What the Hack with Adam Levin

What the Hack with Adam Levin

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Adam K. Levin is a nationally recognized expert on cybersecurity, privacy, identity theft, fraud, and personal finance and has distinguished himself as a fierce consumer advocate for the past 50 years.

Former Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Levin is the founder of CyberScout and co-founder of Credit.com. He is author of the critically acclaimed book, Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves.

Beau Friedlander is an award winning publisher, writer and podcast guy who’s been writing about cybercrime and scams with his co-host Adam for more than ten years. His own work as a writer has appeared in the New York Times, Time Magazine, NBC News, Harpers Magazine and many other publications. He co-wrote Swiped.

Travis Taylor runs the AdamLevin.com website and is a cybersecurity expert who has been a trusty cyber sherpa for Adam and Beau for several years.

About the Show

“What the Hack with Adam Levin” is true cybercrime with dad jokes. It’s a no-shame zone for anyone who’s ever been scammed, hacked, phished or cyber-bushwhacked. Every week, we feature fascinating people talking about the terrifying, annoying, embarrassing, or infuriating things they’ve experienced online. Join consumer affairs veteran Adam Levin with co-hosts Beau “Hack Me” Friedlander and Travis “Here’s What Actually Happened” Taylor for a good story and tips on how to make yourself a little harder to hack.


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.

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