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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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4.6 stars from 6,058 ratings
Amazing podcast and fantastic reporting. Thank you!
devil-girl via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/14/19
Utterly maddening
It is absolutely insane that this was able to occur for such a long time. I have an unbelievable amount of compassion for the people's lives that hamish all but destroyed. I was so happy to hear even the small portion of the judge's verdict. Also, June. Listening to this bright, young,...Read full review »
ms.say via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/19
What a sociopath!
Great storytelling about the abuses & manipulations of a cunning sociopath. People need to be wary of these people. They’re out there & they look just like us.
jcd1969 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/19
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