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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?

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
844 Ratings
844 Ratings
13CJB ,

Jane

I truly hope “Jane” understands that absolutely no blame can be attached to her. She was a child. A child who no one protected. She was groomed & manipulated by a grown man. A grown man who many wealthy adults trusted. She was lied to, raped and took advantage of when her brain and body were still developing. The woman who she lived with should have had her move out or move to her grandparents home when she knew her husband was taking advantage of Jane. Her own grandparents should have been more involved. Perhaps child protective services should have been more involved. Again there is absolutely NO blame on Jane. Jane I hope you live a beautiful life moving forward. I hope you know this happened to you and you did not cause this. I hope you find a man who is kind and loving to be your partner and you both do amazing things together in this world. I think you will be an inspiration to many young women who have survived abuse. Blessings to you.

mama_epps ,

Binge Listen!

Such a devastating story for so many people. “Jane’s” bonus interview was particularly heart breaking. Such a young age to be effected by such and evil man, in no way her fault, but the devastating guilt she must feel is palpable. I wish there had been more interviews like the bonus episode where we could get a lore in depth feeling for the individuals involved, what they went through and are still going through today. Overall, a great podcast!

Hnljen ,

Who the hell is Hamish - Bonus episode Jane

This is a fantastic podcast. I have thought son throughout but the amount of respect shown to “Jane” with the publishing of this bonus episode is astounding. She is an incredibly strong and beautiful person and while it may not impact her directly I feel that she should her from everyone how much she is not at fault and I wish I could give her any strength I have to help her forgive herself. Thank you!

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