The anonymous Bay Area real estate investor behind the @HiddenCash phenomenon has reportedly been identified as one Jason Buzi, according to a voice analysis expert and a cache of online evidence.

Fresh off of their work busting a couple of horny real estate agents in New Jersey, sensational national newsmagazine Inside Edition believes they've successfully doxxed the well-heeled prankster who has bribed journalists and caused chaos all along the West Coast. In a piece set to air tonight, IE's Jim Moret spoke on the phone with the man who claims he is the man with the cash behind the twitter account. Roll clip:

Though the man on the phone denies being any of people named by the press as @HiddenCash candidates, Inside Edition's voice analysis expert (who we're told is the same guy who busts catfish on Dr. Phil if that's worth anything) claims "with 99% certainty" that Mr. Hidden Cash's voice matches Jason Buzi's voice as heard on a real estate podcast.

Buzi's LinkedIn profile is strikingly similar to the @HiddenCash M.O. as well:

In addition to real estate investing, Jason Buzi tries to be involved in the community and give back to those less fortunate. He has volunteered in East Palo Alto as a mentor and is an active donor to the East Palo Alto Kids Foundation. He is currently working with refugee families through the International Rescue Committee.

And then there's this Facebook status update from Buzi on a Chronicle article about the rising costs of housing in the Bay Area, which reads like one of the many statements @HiddenCash has given to the press: "It's hard to not feel bad for friends and strangers who are getting shut out of the market, even though personally I am doing very well."

Most convincing, however, is Jason Buzi's connection to, a YouTube knockoff started by "a wealthy and eccentric real estate investor" that probably failed because of its horrible URL as much as its also-ran status. In 2008, the site tried to drum up interest by giving away money to anyone who asked for it. The publicity stunt eventually moved offline when the site handed out free cash in Dolores Park and eventually started a riot over $29 in Times Square.

That would be in line with @HiddenCash's prior assertion that he has "had some publicity before and nothing good ever resulted from it." Jason Buzi was listed as the VP of and the contact on a press release about the stunt.

As for the man on the phone with Inside Edition (who may or may not be Jason Buzi) as he said, he hopes @HiddenCash catches on and becomes a global phenomenon — which it already has, spawning copycat accounts in the U.K. and closer to home in the East Bay. Others have taken the idea and swapped out the cash for weed, like this guy did in Seattle.

Requests for comment sent to an email address which the proprietor of @HiddenCash had used to communicate with SFist and Gothamist in the past were not returned by publication time.

Update: Added statement from Buzi's Facebook page.

Previously: Hidden Cash Guy Returns To Bay Area, Promises 'EPIC' Weekend Of Cash Drops
Anonymous Person Skyrockets To Infamy By Hiding Cash Around San Francisco