Andy Pham Claws Back a Multi-Million
Dollar Heist

Mom and Pop shops and big businesses have one thing in common: business identity theft.

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This week’s guest, entrepreneur Andy Pham, taught us something we actually did not know: That we’re in the wrong business. Business identity thieves are raking in tens of millions of dollars a year, and there aren’t that many protections out there. 

But if Andy Pham has anything to do with it, that’s going to change. In this week’s episode, you can hear his crazy story about how a dentist with a side hustle in business identity theft was able to re-assign the ownership of a real estate project in Las Vegas and siphon off 2.7 million dollars in collateralized loans. 

You can also hear what Pham did to get the money back, after he was sued for defamation by said dentist. There’s also an amazing American Dream story in here. In a journey that takes us from communist Vietnam to the wilds of American finance, this is a story you’ll remember. 

Read the transcript here.

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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