Max McCoy Investigates $47 Million That Isn’t in
Kansas Anymore

Journalist Max McCoy traveled to the land of Bonnie and Clyde, Ground Zero of the Dust Bowl, to investigate an epic scam.

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Max McCoy stumbled on a $47 million swindle that starts just north of the Oklahoma panhandle and bounces to Australia before things get really confusing in a haze of small town corruption, secretive law enforcement and competing theories.

On the surface, this story is just another pig butchering scam, but is that because it’s actually a control fraud? We try to figure it out in this week’s episode, which takes place down in Elkhart, Kansas. 

The Tinfoil Swan provides a guided tour of fake invoices and how to avoid being fooled by them. 

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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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