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He was born Hamish Watson, a surfie dude from Sydney – but he could morph into whatever you needed him to be. Hamish is due to be sentenced to jail in early 2019 for swindling a handful of victims out of more than $7m. But these crimes are just the final pages in a resume too thick to staple; for decades he’s duped victims in the US, Canada, Britain, Hong Kong and Australia. How did he do it? How did he evade authorities around the world for so long and what’s he done with all those tens of millions of dollars he stole?

Who the Hell is Hamish? The Australian

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He was born Hamish Watson, a surfie dude from Sydney – but he could morph into whatever you needed him to be. Hamish is due to be sentenced to jail in early 2019 for swindling a handful of victims out of more than $7m. But these crimes are just the final pages in a resume too thick to staple; for decades he’s duped victims in the US, Canada, Britain, Hong Kong and Australia. How did he do it? How did he evade authorities around the world for so long and what’s he done with all those tens of millions of dollars he stole?

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4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

gordito&co ,

The point was made, the only criminal is Hamish

The story is well told and the podcast is intriguing. While I agree with many other comments in the reviews about the victim mishandling during the Jane bonus episode, I found it equally empowering at the maturity and insight she displayed. I also do applaud the narrator for letting that empowerment be spoken in her own words. Personal opinion, but I’m not interested in hearing a journalist tell a young woman how she should feel. He created a space for her to be honest and open, and it felt as if she found the experience cathartic (and she was clearly well received).

It’s also important not to discount the other victims of this sociopath. Jane’s story stings because she was so young, but I feel just as deeply for the victims who thought they should have known better, who cant rely on naivety as a coping mechanism, and who have less time to recover from their victimization.

At the end of the day it’s a well researched heartbreaking story that displays empathy towards the lives effected. Love to those involved & kudos to the production team.

Run42019 ,

Excellent!

So sad that Hamish wasn’t caught earlier. Interesting to hear how white collar crime is sentenced. Hamish destroyed so many lives. Podcast was well done. I was hooked after the first episode.

Emberdreagon ,

Great

Great pod!! Feel sorry for Jane, but she was just a child. For the life of me I can’t figure out why these people fell for this! Call it a good dose of US midwestern skepticism, but I was taught the if it seems too good to be true it probably is.

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