The podcast with an incredulous tale to tell
Scam artists are quickly becoming the new serial killers, insofar as there's a voracious
appetite for them in the podcast world. Australian series Who the Hell is Hamish? tells the
inconceivable tale of a serial scammer, Hamish Watson, a classic surfer type from Sydney, who managed to
swindle his way to a $7 million fortune.
That's not the half of it though: he stole a lot more after duping people in Australia, America,
Britain, Canada and Hong Kong, evading the authorities for decades. His deception stretched far and wide,
from posing as an online dater who claimed he survived a plane crash as a child, to gaining the trust of a
well-known fashion designer. How did he do it? And what happened to all the money he managed to steal?
It’s incredible to hear how much trust people put in him, but easy to see how they fell for the ruse.