Next Episode of Rip Off Britain is
Season 9 / Episode 1 and airs on 01 May 2017 08:15
The Rip Off Britain team is ready to tackle the issues that most matter to you - from bills and bad customer service, to holidays and food
Documentary exposing some of the rip-offs that are costing British consumers. Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon and Julia Somerville investigate situations where viewers feel they're being treated unfairly, including the case of an ex-squaddie whose terminal illness isn't quite terminal enough for his insurance to pay out. Plus, why residents desperate to get the condition of their roads up to scratch will only be able to do it by forking out thousands of pounds themselves. And why a new scheme to make flood protection affordable for all still won't help some of those worst affected by devastating floods.
Documentary exposing some of the rip-offs that are costing British consumers. Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford and Julia Somerville investigate how the actions of others can have an impact on your money, uncovering how the billing mistakes of one mobile phone giant have caused customers months of misery. Also, as complaints about an increasingly popular form of bank payment soar, a woman reveals how allowing one business access to her account had a particularly unwelcome consequence, when it took her money for posting a negative review. Plus, why a generation of women is unhappy about changes to when they can draw their pension, and tips on how to stop your credit rating creating a problem.
Documentary exposing some of the rip-offs that are costing British consumers. Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon and Julia Somerville investigate cases where viewers haven't had what they paid for, including a big name music concert that went wrong from the start. Also, the wedding photographer who's left couples without the precious memories of their big day, and a driving school taking money for lessons that never took place. Plus, more problems solved at the Rip Off Britain Pop-Up Shop, with advice on how to beat spam emails.
Documentary exposing some of the rip-offs that are costing British consumers. Julia Somerville, Gloria Hunniford and Angela Rippon explore stories where viewers feel let down by companies claiming to be the experts - discovering how a business supposed to help people manage their debts left them owing more than they had in the first place. Also today, why one woman ended up thinking her removal company was holding her possessions hostage, and the claims of a company promising to help people get rid of their timeshare are caught on camera. Does what it says stack up?
Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford and Julia Somerville return with a new series of investigations into viewer queries, customer service and the problems that consumers find themselves falling foul of.
In this edition, they explore the level of risk people face from hackers - and the impact it can have if they are able to get hold of anyone's personal details. With news that several big names have had their customers' details compromised, they ask if enough is being done to keep people's information secure. The team also test how open to attack the technology in people's homes can be, with advice to make sure that devices are not dangerously exposed to criminals.
In this programme, they unravel the story of a man persuaded to spend his life savings on seemingly valuable pieces of art, examining whether such investments can ever be worthwhile. Also, as a mum and daughter reveal how they have slashed the cost of their weekly shop, do the various apps and offers that suggest they can save consumers money really deliver on their promises? And there is a happy ending for an aspiring writer frustrated by the company he had hoped would help him realise his lifetime ambition.
In this edition, they unpick the door-to-door mattress scams conning households across the country and investigate other purchases that viewers are not convinced offer value for money. Lab tests reveal whether the cheapest toothpastes on the market do the job just as well as more expensive brands. Plus a bride who became unhappy at how quickly her designer shoes lost their sparkle gets help to take her complaint further, and there is advice to ensure that viewers get what they expect from every purchase.
In this edition, they investigate companies that have not stuck to even the most basic of promises, getting to the bottom of why viewers have not received the goods or services for which they paid. Including the stories of the music fans led on a wild goose chase after forking out hundreds of pounds for tickets they never received and a removal firm that kept one family waiting the best part of a year to get back its possessions. Plus how a business let down hundreds of people after claiming it stocked must-have goods no longer available elsewhere, and more viewers' problems are resolved at the Rip Off Britain pop-up shop.
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