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Documentary exposing some of the rip-offs that are costing British consumers. This series of the consumer investigations series begins with Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford and Julia Somerville exposing the latest scams designed to trick you out of your cash, starting with a particularly nasty case that saw one woman cheated out of ú90,000 after fraudsters posing as police convinced her that staff at her local bank were in on the con too. Also in this episode, the phoney landlords renting out properties they don't even own, and as e-mail scams become ever more convincing and difficult to spot, a woman reveals how criminals were able to convince her to hand over ú25,000. Plus plenty of scam-busting tips to avoid being caught out, and the Rip Off Britain pop-up shop opens up in Manchester.
Documentary exposing some of the rip-offs that are costing British consumers. The team investigates one of the most genuinely shocking cases ever featured on the programme, meeting a couple whose builders were booked to convert the basement - but instead caused the entire house to collapse to the ground. With the blame so clear, why has the situation proved so difficult to resolve? Also in this episode, the brand new homes with a catalogue of fundamental errors - including a roof that has already had to be replaced three times. And why choosing a trader from websites apparently listing the best in the business doesn't guarantee you will get the right result. Presented by Julia Somerville, Angela Rippon and Gloria Hunniford.
Documentary exposing some of the rip-offs that are costing British consumers. Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon and Julia Somerville reveal easy ways to get better value for money, sharing advice you can't afford to miss - including one viewer's tip on how to cut the costs of keeping a pet healthy. Plus how many of the miraculous claims made for top-selling shampoos are really true - might you better off sticking with a cheaper brand? And with more than half of British adults not having a will, find out how to get one drawn up professionally without spending a penny.
Documentary exposing some of the rip-offs that are costing British consumers. As a devastated autograph collector discovers the treasured signatures he had bought are fake, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill reveals how he is taking on the fraudsters making big money from conning fans. Also in this episode, the false promises made for a new heating system it is claimed will slash your bills. But could it also suddenly go up in smoke? Plus, the experts at the Rip Off Britain pop-up shop have advice for pet owners - and anyone who needs to change their email address. Presented by Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford, and Julia Somerville.
Documentary exposing some of the rip-offs that are costing British consumers. With millions of the tumble dryers in UK homes potentially at risk of catching fire, Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon and Julia Somerville investigate why owners are having to wait as long as 11 months for the manufacturers to check if their appliance is safe. Also in this episode, a test to see if staff in Britain's best-known stores give the correct advice on when you are entitled to a refund throws up some worrying results. And the big-name furniture store accused of charging customers to return faulty goods.
Documentary exposing some of the rip-offs that are costing British consumers. Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon and Julia Somerville investigate new threats to your personal details and identity, including a test to see if contactless payment cards are quite as safe as we've been told - with unmissable advice on how to make sure it's not you that loses out. Also in this episode is the story of how one woman lost access to her own bank accounts, and an experiment reveals how quickly anyone's details can be pieced together from information freely available online. And a couple who diligently shred every last piece of paper with any personal data discover if new technology could be the key to beating identity theft once and for all.
Documentary exposing some of the rip-offs that are costing British consumers. Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon and Julia Somerville investigate complaints about charities, discovering what is being done to tackle aggressive or pushy fundraising tactics. They also meet a pensioner who is angry that a name he trusted was charging him five times as much for his home insurance as he could pay elsewhere. There is also advice for anyone unhappy with a packaged bank account, and the team explores whether loyalty ever pays, after finding that sticking with the same old names could leave you hundreds of pounds out of pocket.
Documentary exposing some of the rip-offs that are costing British consumers. Gloria Hunniford, Angela Rippon and Julia Somerville discover why so many of Britain's diesel owners are likely to have bought completely the wrong car and could end up out of pocket as a result. Meanwhile, with all types of car - petrol and diesel - sold with figures for the running costs that don't always stack up, why aren't dealers always giving buyers the right information? There is also a look at how hundreds of families that urgently needed a properly trained assistance dog have been let down by a company exploiting the demand for help.
Documentary exposing some of the rip-offs that are costing British consumers. A test into what safeguards Britain's biggest online stores have in place to stop children buying products aimed at over 18s has some shocking and potentially dangerous results, with some alarming goods simply dropping through the letterbox. Plus a look at an energy-saving solution often put in your home for free, but that could end up costing thousands if it needs to come out. And there is advice on how to beat the frustrations of not being able to speak to an actual person when you need a problem resolved. Presented by Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford, and Julia Somerville.
Documentary exposing some of the rip-offs that are costing British consumers. Julia Somerville, Angela Rippon and Gloria Hunniford investigate why so many people have had delays and problems trying to get faster broadband in their homes. Are the plans to get everyone better connected as on track as is claimed? Also in this episode, as shocking differences in what the same venue will charge for a birthday party and a wedding are revealed, why does the price go up as soon as anyone mentions a wedding? And a test tackles the long-held belief that women are likely to be charged more for car repairs than men.
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