10 episodes

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?

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

ciaradawn ,

Well told

Excellent reporting on this terrible person. I really appreciate the respect that the narrator gave to the people he talked to and about.

OverIt52019 ,

Jane is a victim.

Who the hell approved the Jane interview? Greg, your heavy breathing only made the whole debacle of an interview with Jane more creepy. It also felt strange and voyeuristic when Greg started asking Jane (so poised and mature by comparison) about the sexual abuse she suffered. And yes, Greg, it was abuse! Jane is a victim. She was groomed and then psychologically, emotionally, and sexually abused by the literal psycho you’ve been profiling in your podcast.

Before the Jane interview, I was really intrigued by this story. That’s the only reason you’re getting 2 stars.

keewee42 ,

Good yarn

Good yarn about an overlooked and underreported destructive crime. There are thousands of Hamish’s out there. Would like more detail about how Hamish groomed his victims with definitions of gas lighting, etc from the psych. Thought it was great that the interviewer let the victims tell the story. Disagree with other reviewers that “Jane” was victimized by interviewer. It’s obvious to me that she requested the interview and it’s a part of the healing process to be a part of this. Jane-you made no choice. You were not complicit. Hamish is a psychopath that enjoyed the game of sleeping with you in front of his wife. It was his way of gaslighting her and making her think she was crazy. Psychopaths enjoy the manipulation-stealing whatever people hold dear and ruining them. Money, self worth, dreams. Shame on the police and shame on Hamish’s family for not talking about him and giving the victims any insight into this psychopath!

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