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
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.
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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