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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I don’t know why this isn’t towards the top of the list. This was a fascinating story ! This a wild story of Hamish who could Scam & Con with the best of them. He may be the Best. Great Podcast!
As a CPA in America I find white collar crime fascinating. This is a very well done podcast that delves into the lives of Hamish’s victims. It’s just so amazing that he wasn’t caught sooner. Excellent non biased reporting!
Great podcast, horrible handling of sexual abuse
I totally agree with other reviews. Age of consent varies by location, but the adults in this story should have more compassion for Jane. Hamish’s behavior was predatory and despicable. No one seems to have protected Jane. I guess the adults in her life were also groomed. It’s just so awful that she seems to feel responsible, and the adults in her life have allowed her to believe that’s right.