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HS 171 – Identity Theft Protection with Adam Levin

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Adam Levin

Adam Levin is the Founder of Identity Theft 911 and Credit.com. He was the former Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. Levin shares some money lessons every new graduate needs to know and explains why parents don’t talk about money with their children, and how this in turn hurts kids.

A new survey found that ID theft is a top travel concern. Levin gives steps business and leisure travelers should take to avoid fraud and ID theft on the road and discusses the problems with Social Security numbers. He particularly warns newlyweds to be cautious of ID theft.

Some people are seeing mortgage refund checks bounced. Levin also talks about a tax form that can save refunds from thieves.
Find out more about Adam Levin at www.Credit.com and www.idt911.com.

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Start of Interview with Adam Levin

Jason Hartman: It’s my pleasure to welcome Adam Levin to the show. He is the founder of Identify Theft 911 and Credit.com. He is also the former director of New Jersey division of consumer affairs. His philosophy on credit and identity, or identify theft I should say, is rather unique. So let’s just dive into that. Adam, welcome. How are you?

Adam Levin: I’m great and thank you for inviting me.

Jason Hartman: Well the pleasure is ours. Now you are coming to us today from New York City, right?

Adam Levin: I am.

Jason Hartman: The big apple, fantastic. Well first of let’s maybe kind of take a look at someone just starting out in life. I’m near a major university where I live in Arizona. What are some of the money lessons with it recently being grad season here, that every graduate needs to know? And we’re going to then get into how this applies to everybody, but I just want to ask you about that first.

Adam Levin: Well I think what’s important for graduates to realize is that when dealing with their credit, it really is a portfolio. That it’s not something that happens to you, because a lot of people seem to think that credit is this dark cloud and that we’re all victims of the credit system, but actually it’s something that we actually have some control over. Credit is something that you have to look at like an investment. It’s an asset. So just as you think investments and think portfolio, you also have to think credit and think portfolio, except in credit your credit report is your portfolio. And just like you would hope that someone would be professionally managing your money, you need to be the professional manager of your credit portfolio. Which means that you have to build it, nurture it, manage it and protect it, so that credit becomes a resume and not a rap sheet.

Jason Hartman: Very good way to look at it. I love it. So actively manage and be engaged in the process of managing and improving your credit score. Very good advice, and that is not juts true for graduates – it’s true for everybody listening of course. In terms of parents, when parents are talking to kids, how do they hurt them when it comes to the subject of money and credit?

Adam Levin: Well the problem is that we are a country that is willfully financially illiterate. We may be literate, but we’re not so literate when it comes to finances.

Jason Hartman: I have to interrupt you there. I’m not so sure we’re so literate in general anymore. It’s a pessimistic statement, but you see there’s this big divide in the country and it seems like people are just checking out. It’s really a sad state of affairs, but lest I get on a tangent, but feel free to comment on that before you move on if you’d like.

Adam Levin: Again, I’ve talked to a lot of parents and I’ve said that I know that it’s important when your kids are in school that they take Shakespeare and they do all of those liberal arts things that I did, but that we have to mix liberal arts education with both math and sciences and most importantly with things financial. Or else your life will be a Shakespearian drama, and we don’t need that, any of us. And we did a survey recently at Credit.com where 92% of the people who responded to the survey said that they believed that there should be mandatory financial classes in high school. You’ll note that there are almost none in the country, there are few states.

Jason Hartman: You are so right and I think that almost everybody agrees with that, but why isn’t it done? Is it because the teachers aren’t qualified to teach on the subject, which may well be part of the issue, or is it just that schools just weren’t designed for it? There’s a lot of thinking that schools were designed for kind of the industrial era, make people want to just come to work and work on the assembly line type of thing, and not think too much. I don’t know. I really don’t know the answer, but it certainly seems that everybody would agree with you, that there needs to be some financial education.

Adam Levin: And not only that, but over 50% of the young people who responded to the survey felt that they were not properly financially prepared, which is a very scary thing. And I think that we also had a very scatter shot approach in the states and in the federal government towards financial literacy education. There are I think roughly 16 programs all competing with each other at the federal level. Now, hopefully with the consumer financial protection bureau, and the office of financial literacy, there will be more focus to these programs. And there are some states that have been very progressive in terms of financial literacy – most have not been.

And I think we do ourselves a terrible disservice when we graduate people who cannot balance a checkbook, who don’t understand the credit system. I know that Dave Ramsey likes to tell people cut up your credit cards and live a life credit free, but unfortunately unless you’re living in a log cabin on loon lake, credit is such a pervasive part of all of our lives. The whole concept of credit is ubiquitous. Everywhere you turn, everything you do in one form or another, credit plays into it. Even to the point now where, there are many states in the country, some have tried to limit the use of credit reports as part of a job evaluation process. Many states are evaluating it, but the truth is still a very large percentage of employers are using credit reports either for some or all of the people that they hire.

Jason Hartman: And insurance companies are too. I was surprised. Maybe I first noticed this about 8, 9 years ago that if you just apply for home owners insurance, they’re checking your credit and at first I thought what does that have to do with anything? And the insurance companies claim that there is a direct correlation between how good or bad one’s credit is and how many claims they make against their insurance policy, maybe implying that the claims are a stretch or outright fraudulent, I don’t know or maybe they’re just less responsible and they’re not securing their home, or doing things that might prevent a claim. I don’t know, but it’s a pretty interesting thing. I don’t know if I think it’s totally fair in either of those cases, but it does definitely go to your point that this is a vitally important thing and it needs to be managed like a portfolio rather than some passive event.

Adam Levin: And especially if you think about it from the perspective of employers. Some people say that it’s not fair that credit reports be used – credit scores cannot be used, by the way, only credit reports. The credit reports can be used because what if there’s a problem with your credit because of a medical dent? Or there’s a death in the family and the primary breadwinner is gone and everyone is kind of scrambling to pay the bills? What if you are at the unfortunate 20% of people that were laid off at a particular company because they simply decided those with the least seniority would go? Just because you lose your job doesn’t mean you can instantly change your life.

For instance, if I lose my job I can’t go to the person who leased me an automobile and say I’m really sorry, I can’t afford anymore – I’m giving you your car back. And for them not to put a negative mark on my credit. Or for somebody who loses his job and ends up having to get two jobs that earn them less money than the one job that they originally had, so it’s in the transition phase a lot of people can end up having difficulty paying bills, falling behind, and then having their credit ruined. And that’s why if someone looks at this in any way as an evaluative tool, it’s somewhat questionable unless they look deep into the credit report and then talk to the applicant to get a better understanding of what happened.

Now, there are some people that would say that your credit report is basically the indication of how you manage your finances. I don’t necessarily agree with that. I think your credit report is more an indication of your self-awareness and how hard you’re willing to fight for you, which is an indicator of the employee, if that person is not willing to defend themselves and I hire them, I can’t necessarily believe that they’re going to defend me. And the way I see this is that your credit report is your electronic fingerprint to the world. It is a reputational vehicle.

That means it is incumbent upon you, also as the manager of your credit portfolio, to get a credit report once a year from each of the three agencies or more frequently to review it, to see what’s correct and what’s incorrect. If it’s incorrect, then you have an obligation to do whatever’s necessary in order to correct it. Whether it’s communicating with the creditor directly, whether communicating with the credit reporting agency, but this is an extremely important vehicle for your life. It can be a wealth building tool – it can help you build security. It can help you ultimately create investments, because the less money that you pay for money, the more money that’s available to invest or to buy the things that you really want to in life.

Jason Hartman: Yeah, no question about it. One point I want to make on that, when you mentioned investing. Back to the Dave Ramsey comment from a few minutes ago, and people when they look at balance sheets, they think okay, on one side, on one column you have your assets, on the other side you have your liability. And you talk about one’s credit, it should be managed like a portfolio and I really like that metaphor, but very few people put their ability to borrow or their credit report, if you will, on the asset side of that ledger.

And when it comes to investing, especially investing in my favorite asset class income property real estate investing, credit is vitally important. And if it’s not used, as Dave Ramsey would have you say, just don’t use it, and that’s fine for consumer debt – I generally agree with him because most people have a problem with consumer debt and that’s not investment level or investment grade debt. But certainly when it comes to mortgages and maybe to a slightly lesser degree, to a business opportunity, to have one’s own business and expand one’s own business and property portfolio and investments, credit is very important and it’s an asset. It really should be used. Because it’s an unused asset. It’s like unused muscles will atrophy, and your investment portfolio and your net worth will atrophy if you don’t use all of the assets that you have.

Adam Levin: Oh, I completely agree with you. And that’s why I try to tell people, look your credit is an asset – your identity is an asset. You manage both. You manage them intelligently, you watch over them, you have to develop not only a culture of awareness, you have to adopt a culture of monitoring. You have to always be on the alert. You have to make sure that on a daily basis, for instance, look at your bank accounts and your credit accounts to make absolutely sure that every transaction you see is your transaction. It’s also important to do that from the perspective of, when I look at my credit card accounts for instance, am I getting too close to the line? Because remember, the closer you get to your borrowing limit, the more negatively impacted your credit report and your credit score will be. So that’s why it’s very important to stay aware of it that way.

Even if you sign up, for instance, many banks and credit unions and credit card companies have programs where you can sign up for what’s called transactional monitoring, and that’s free, where they will notify you when certain transactions occur in your account. You can either ask to be notified for every transaction, or transactions in excess of a certain amount. You just have to check with your financial institution to see if they do it. That’s why buying credit and fraud monitoring programs, if you think they’re worth the money, is a smart move. Because there are certain things that will be brought to your attention by these programs that you wouldn’t necessarily see on your own. And that’s the whole thing too, in order to properly manage your credit and your identity you have to be on the look-out to make sure that you’re fully aware of what’s going on in your public records, as well as in your credit files. And some of these programs give you that ability as well. so it’s all part of the culture of monitoring – many people don’t really adopt it.

Jason Hartman: Well you haven’t used the words here really, but we’re really talking about identity theft, is the issue here. And you have an interesting take on identity theft, don’t you?

Adam Levin: Well it’s different and some people refer to me as Shiva god of death.

Jason Hartman: It’s not that bad, it’s just realistic.

Adam Levin: I have somebody I work with who says when Adam appears in your waiting room, you know it’s going to be a bad day. But the truth is that there are those who say it’s preventable. It isn’t. You can mitigate your risk of exposure, you can monitor and you can have a damage control program, but you have to face facts. We are a world awash in personal data. We live on social networking sites, and unfortunately people overshare. You could do everything right, everything they tell you to do.

Don’t carry your social security card, limit the amount of credit and debit cards you carry, don’t give information to people that you don’t know, be wary of any email you get or photograph you get before you click on it, you could have the most advanced security software on your computer, you could even protect your smartphone, which you should the way you protect your computer, you can shred everything in sight, you could do everything right but if you’re on the wrong database at the wrong moment when the wrong person gains unauthorized access and 700 million consumer files have been improperly accessed since 2004 – if this happens, you’re toast. Because when someone gets their hands on your social security number they have an option on your life, and the issue is not longer if they’re going to exercise it, purely when.

So mitigate your risk of exposure as best you can, adopt the culture of monitoring which is some of the things that we talked about previously. And the third thing is damage control programs. There are some people that say if you become a victim of identity theft you can do it yourself. Sure if it’s a simple thing like someone got a hold of your credit card number or your debit card number and they haven’t crawled into your bank account yet through your debit card number, they’ve been using the credit feature of it. You can call the bank or the credit union or the credit card company and have them change the number and pretty much it’s the end of the story.

But unfortunately, if someone uses your debit card and crawls into your bank account and then uses that wedge to get more information about you from your bank, if someone commits true name identity theft against you and suddenly they’re opening accounts in your name, if you become a victim of medical identity theft where your information is being used to procure medical products and services and the data of the thief becomes intermingled with your medical files, your blood type changes, your allergies disappear – you could be dead. If someone commits a crime and the trail of bread crumbs lead back to you and suddenly you’re arrested on a routine traffic stop for a busted taillight for a warrant that was issued in another state for a crime you’ve never heard about or you end up on a no-fly list, these are the kinds of things that are well beyond the capacity of people to handle themselves.

Jason Hartman: Right, and so what we want to make people understand there is that most people when they think of identity theft, they think of someone stealing your financial identity, your credit score, getting a credit card in your name, getting into your bank account, something like that. But there’s medical identity theft, there’s criminal history like the arrest you mentioned, identity theft, there’s health insurance identity theft…

Adam Levin: Tax related identity theft, which is a big one now.

Jason Hartman: Right.

Adam Levin: And the problem with tax related identity theft is that it’s not just money anymore, it’s you suddenly end up on the IRS list.

Jason Hartman: Yeah, a list you don’t want to be on.

Adam Levin: And even the IRS tells you you don’t want to be on their list. And they’re having a nightmare – they’re dealing with such problems as the identity theft related tax fraud now. It’s costing the treasury billions of dollars. But as I was saying, the damage control program is critical. And a lot of people go, oh well, golly gee, that’s really important. I’ve got to buy me some monitoring program, it’s going to cost me a fortune. It’s not exactly true.

There are a lot of institutions throughout the country that actually offer their customers, clients, members, employees, membership in programs where someone is available to actually help you get through an identity theft situation, whether you have a question like I lost my purse or wallet, what do I do. I just got a breach notification letter from a company that I bought shoes from. I’m the victim of true name identity theft or synthetic identity theft, any of these things, you can actually call, you can get help. And in many cases it’s free. It can be part of an insurance policy, either home owner or auto policy.

Jason Hartman: This just begs the question, and I don’t know if you’re partial to any recommendation here, or if you offer this service yourself through either of your companies, but the big one we hear advertised all the time is obviously Life Lock. Which service is the best and how does one choose? Is a free service that you may or may not be able to find or be included in, is that not as good as a paid service like a Life Lock that will cost you 10-12 bucks a month for the basic and then probably 20 bucks a month if you want their bigger package I guess.

Adam Levin: Well, it depends. Identity Theft 911, we are actually a business to business identity theft services, identity management breach, breach notification and forensic provider. Consumers cannot come to us directly. They have to have an affiliation with one of the 500 institutions that we are working with. And the easiest way to find out if you have a program, whether it be identity theft 911 or Kroll, or Life Lock, call your insurance agent, speak to your bank, your credit union representative. A lot of human resource departments actually offer the program to employees of corporations. And often times you may be already in it, but you won’t know until you make the call and ask the question.

Now as to what service is the best, the consumer federation of America has a website. It’s called idtheftinfo.org, and what they’ve done is they’ve asked a number of identity theft service providers to give them information as to kind of the services and products that they offer, and then they give consumers a list of questions that consumers should be pondering when they’re looking at different identity theft service providers, as to everything from do they use statistics they can’t back up? Do they tell you who the people are that are actually running the company and explain the experience of the people who are going to be working with them? Are the making promises they can’t keep? Is the insurance that they’re making reference to, is it only insurance for out of pocket expenses or is it insurance to actually cover whatever losses you suffer as a result of the identity theft, which to my knowledge almost nobody offers that kind of insurance.

But these are the kinds of things and questions that people should be asking. And that’s why one should never say I can do it myself, or all hope is lost. It’s really as simple as picking up a phone, going online, doing some research, asking some questions – you may be pleasantly surprised. Or even if they charge for it, you might be able to find something that you deem to be more reasonably priced than one product over another, but you’re only going to find out if you actually spend a little bit of time doing some research and making a few phone calls.

Jason Hartman: Fantastic. Well that’s good advice. What else would you like people to know Adam?

Adam Levin: You and I talked about a number of things. I think the most important thing that people always have to think about is that I want to put forward my best face, whether it be on the identity side, or on the credit side that I have to be smart in the decisions that I make. I also have to make very sure that when I communicate with anyone that I understand where they’re coming from, who they represent, what they’re trying to achieve, what I want from them, and whether or not it’s worth it to me to give them what they want, whether it’s giving additional information to a website that ultimately is going to sell your information to someone else, and then you’re going to get deluged by ads you don’t want, to for instance, you see someone on the street registering voters.

They ask you for information – you say to yourself, is this person legitimate? Are they asking me for too much? Am I better off going to the board of elections offices than giving it to somebody? If someone’s trying to sign me up for a credit card, and they’re asking me for my social security number and they’re sitting at a card table in the middle of a public area, do I really feel safe about that? When I go to my doctor’s office and they ask me for my social security number and I look around my doctor’s office and it looks like the keystone cops could break in and steal everything in sight, do I really feel comfortable giving them this kind of information? If I’m enrolling my children in little league, and they ask me for certain things, am I really willing to give it to them without knowing how safely they secure it?

These are the kinds of questions that people need to be asking. Because this country we’ve had a terrible problem with the overexposure of social security numbers, our addiction to social security numbers, and the fact that so many people have become victims of identity theft because business and government and other individuals have failed to properly protect our personal identifying information.

Jason Hartman: Very good point. You mentioned that the credit score is important of course, but you also talked about a gun score… what is that?

Adam Levin: This was one of those flights of fancy. During the entire debate over universal background checks, and I was disappointed that unfortunately the legislation that had been proposed, even the compromise legislation, which I thought was pretty mild, was rejected. In fact it was such a frenzy that occurred in Washington with people trying to stop any, what they perceived to be intrusion into the rights of people to bear arms…

Jason Hartman: Here’s kind of the problem. When you listen to the other side of that, I don’t disagree with the concept of background checks either – it actually seems like a good idea to me, but the problem is that the stuff gets so misused in practice and then you’ve got the government keeping databases. And then the concept of if there ever is real tyranny in the country which, look folks, I know none of us think it can happen here but it can happen here – it can happen anywhere. With history as our guide, we know that it can. We all think oh, it’s never going to happen here, but that’s what we think about natural disasters too or terrible heinous crimes, and they happen to real people. And so that’s kind of the problem with it, just looking at the other side of that. But go ahead.

Adam Levin: Anyways, what I was actually talking about, which I needless to say got an extremely vociferous and negative reaction to, but I just said that if one looks at the credit score and for instance, looks at your payment history, they look at your utilization rating which is what percentage of your available credit that you’re actually using, they look at the age of your credit history, the mix of your credit accounts and then what they call increase of the number of times that you applied for credit within a couple year period. And one were to craft a gun score, what would it look like? And of course once I analyzed it, I said it’s too crazy and could never happen. But if someone said, okay so like a credit score, your criminal record would be 35%, if there was a history of mental illness…
Jason Hartman: The way a Fico score… that’s an interesting idea, yeah.

Adam Levin: A history of mental illness 30%, your credit score, your employment history 15%, the argument could be that if you’re having a terrible time with your credit, if you’re at your wits end, if you’re unemployed and you’re desperate…

Jason Hartman: You might turn into Michael Douglas in that movie Falling Down, right?

Adam Levin: What is the purpose of your gun ownership? Now, again I am all for you want a gun to hunt, that’s fine. I have a little question with automatic weapons and 30 clip magazines, but hey. And then the last part was the number of guns that you own, one of the questions that seems to be unanswered is that when someone walks in and buys a number of weapons, why? So these things would go into a gun score. Obviously, it was not well received – it was like a trial balloon. But it was just sort of an intellectual exercise, and certainly…

Jason Hartman: Well I’ve got to admit Adam, I don’t agree with you necessarily on your points about the 30 round clips and this kind of stuff, however I do think your idea is actually great. If we did have a background check like that, it should certainly include these different things and they should be weighted the same way, similar to the way the Fico formula works, right?

Adam Levin: Well the only problem is in order to get that kind of information in the proposed gun score…

Jason Hartman: we’ve got to tie together a bunch of databases, right?

Adam Levin: We have to do that and the problem is that when you start getting into areas of mental illness and whether somebody is in therapy or not, it’s a question of you violating their regulations, are you getting too much info, being too intrusive? And at the end of the day a gun score would be too intrusive, however I hope that at some point in the future we do have some sort of universal background check. Example: you sell a car to your friend, neighbor or relative, you’ve got to register it. You sell a gun to a friend, neighbor or relative, nobody knows. And these are the kinds of things that maybe somebody should know. They know if you have a car, why shouldn’t they know if you have a weapon?

Jason Hartman: Because cars are not protected in the constitution. They’re different. They’re not part of a well-armed militia, as it goes. We didn’t have cars back then.

Adam Levin: That’s true, but then again the whole issue is the militia issue in the first place. But all of that being said…

Jason Hartman: By the way folks, I’ve got to mention, I’ve done shows about this on my Holistic Survival show. I’ve interviewed several of these gun people on both sides of the isle, and we’ve got some interesting shows on that for sure. These are all issues we need to continue to struggle with and talk about.

Adam Levin: And listen, the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected, no one is denying that. The question is can we do better to more clearly and quickly identify people who have had mental issues? can we do better keeping guns out of the hands of people who would use them for the wrong reasons, and this is a really tough issue that’s going to be debated for probably generations before we come up with an answer because the views are so strong on either side.

Jason Hartman: I definitely agree with you there. Well, hey just circling back. I think that was the last thing, but give out your websites if you would and tell people where they can take advantage of some of the resources that you mentioned, and learn more about the subject matter.

Adam Levin: Oh great, well credit education advocacy services is Credit.com, and identity theft 911 is again provided through institutions – we have about 500 of them representing about 17 and a half million households. The website there is idt911.com.

Jason Hartman: Fantastic. And Adam, just one more thing before you go, did want to mention anything about some of these credit report websites that people constantly hear advertised? Are some of those a bit of a trap, or they obligate you to other things? I’ve heard some negative comments about FreeCreditReport.com, this is a very common radio commercial you hear. Are there some things consumers should be aware of with some of these credit sites?

Adam Levin: Well first of all, if a website is offering something for free where they really lay out free credit report, under federal law they actually have to first let you know that the site that most people think about when they think of free credit reports is AnnualCreditReport.com and that is the site that is mandated by the federal government where you can get a free copy of your credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies, Experian, Equifax and Transunion. There are sites like Credit.com and others that not only offer you free access to information that’s on your credit report, but also provide you a score, Credit.com for instance you can actually get a free credit score where there’s no strings attached. And that score is then compared to the VantageScore and the Fico score, which are the two main scoring models.

There are other sites that have different variations of that. But one thing that people get caught up on is that when they see a credit score they think it’s an absolute. And what they don’t realize is that each of us probably has at any one time between 80 and 120 credit scores because there are different lenders in different categories that have different criteria that are used to tweak credit scoring models. So what you really need to do is look at a credit score not necessarily as an absolute or as they say in Pirates of the Caribbean, it’s not exactly a code it’s more like guidelines. So it will give you an idea whether your credit is good, excellent, fair, poor… These are the things you need to have a better understanding of and I think credit scores, it’s very important for people to actually have access to them.

There’s law in the books right now, it’s known as the Udall Amendment, which is an amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act which said that in the event you are rejected for credit or you receive an unfavorable rate, compared to those with good credit, you are entitled to a copy of whatever credit score was used in that decision making process. We have gone to Washington at Credit.com and suggested, and others support the concept, that that be expanded one step further which is whether you are accepted, rejected, or receive an unfavorable rate, that you should get the credit score that was used in the process. Because I think the more people that are actually aware of their credit scores, the more if they’re good they want to know how I can keep them good and if they’re not good they want to know what they did wrong and what they can do better. So I think that’s all part of the process of raising the level of financial literacy in this country.

Jason Hartman: It sure is. Well, Adam Levin thank you so much for joining us today, and keep getting the word out there, okay?

Adam Levin: I appreciate it. Thank you for inviting me.

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