Adam is an expert on personal finance, credit, identity management, fraud and privacy. He writes a weekly column which appears in Huffington Post and ABCNews.com, as well as other major media outlets such as Yahoo!, AOL, MSN, and Business Insider. He is a frequent guest on television, and has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business News, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CBS Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight and scores radio stations throughout the country. His own show, Credit Line with Adam Levin, ran on KFWB in Los Angeles. Adam’s passion is to educate consumers on personal finance, identity management and privacy issues.
During the time he served as Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, he was responsible for over 40 laws and regulations, and considered one of the most important voices in the consumer protection arena in the United States consulting with state and federal regulatory agencies on issues ranging from federal product recalls and enforcement of gasoline price controls to small business protection.
His thought leadership drives the vision for Credit.com and Identity Theft 911, which he co-founded in 1994 and 2003 respectively. Now in its 10th year, Identity Theft 911 has become one of the largest identity theft education and resolution, identity management and data breach response companies in the country. It has a client base of 500 institutions and 600,000 small businesses. On an enrollment basis, over 10 percent of the households in the United States (some 17.5 million) participate in one or more of its resolution, life stage management or breach response programs.
Over the last 20 years Credit.com has become one of the most respected credit education and consumer advocacy companies in the nation. More than 12 million consumers visit Credit.com each year. Its award winning free Credit Report Card has drawn rave reviews from consumers, personal finance experts and the media. Adam and his team of nationally recognized credit experts produce content which is carried daily by most of the major media outlets in America.
He is president of the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, which has been a strong supporter of financial literacy, higher education and the arts.
He has an AB in Political Science from Stanford University (1971) and a JD from the University of Michigan, School of Law. He was twice nominated to run for the U. S. House of Representatives from his home state of New Jersey. He now lives in New York City with his wife and son.
Adam’s speaking topics include a broad range of personal finance topics, such as how to turn your your credit and identity portfolios into résumés – and not rap sheets; the benefits and perils of credit; the continuing struggle between convenience and security online; privacy issues from smartphones to smart homes; the growing peril of medical ID theft; and the inevitability of identity theft including ways to minimize your risk of exposure and develop a personal culture of monitoring and identify effective damage control programs.