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Who the Hell is Hamish?
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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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 5,517 ratings
Super interesting
Well done and such insight into people - sociopath and otherwise.
Laukelmomof3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/19
Greg is a superb interviewer
Greg doesn’t make himself the star as some journalists tend to do. His sensitivity and care of Hamish’s victims is a lesson in humanity we can all learn from. Compelling series.
Millie2310 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/15/19
Articulate and Intelligent
The podcast was intriguing and very well done - I was thoroughly impressed at how eloquent and articulate “Jane” was in her interview. Hard to believe she was only 23 years old at the time. I listened to her bonus episode twice and found her to be honest, intelligent and well spoken. Thanks to...Read full review »
Broncosfan306 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/13/19
Recent Episodes
For years Hamish McLaren had evaded the law. But not any more. The brutal truth, like a runaway out-of-control limited edition Mercedes McLaren, is bearing down on him. There's no escape. Judgement Day for Hamish McLaren, has finally arrived.
Published 06/21/19
As a bonus for all listeners, we are publishing the full interview with Jane, recorded in her house north of Sydney. She speaks at length about her experiences of Hamish, the impact it had on her life, and how she hopes to begin moving on.
Published 04/05/19
It may appear that Hamish got away with his schemes for decades. But he didn't. He kept getting caught out, time and again. It's self evident that many systems failed to apprehend this serial offender. How could this be so?
Published 03/29/19
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