Secrets of the Scammers: Series 1

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Sociopolitical Documentary hosted by Alexis Conran, published by Channel 5 in 2015 - English narration

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Secrets of the Scammers: Series 1 From online swindles to phone scams, Alexis Conran discovers how fraudsters manage to con people out of their hard-earned cash. With the help of fraud experts, Alexis explains how to avoid falling victim to the scammers and their ever-evolving tactics.

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Alexis Conran investigates new forms of financial fraud, meeting some of those who have lost money to fraudsters and examining the clever tricks they employ to con people out of their cash. In the first of three programmes, the North East Regional Special Operations Unit reveals how it captured a gang of tarmac scammers, and on a visit to the Eastbourne Trading Standards Scam Hub in East Sussex, Alex discovers how postal fraudsters are trying to take advantage of the elderly hoping to dupe them out of their life savings

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Alexis investigates new forms of financial fraud, looking at the stories of Kat, whose money went missing from her personal account, Viv, who lost her life savings in an email scam, and a former MI6 agent and his wife, who were tricked into thinking they were working for the police when they were actually helping the scammers. Plus, the National Trading Standards eCrime team and the West Midlands police break down doors to reach online scammers, and Alexis meets the man who could have made £13million in one day if he had been on the wrong side of the law

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Alexis investigates new forms of financial fraud, looking at the stories of Sheila, who was left penniless and heartbroken by an online romance scam, and Sarah, whose identity was stolen from her post box. Plus, the Senior Fraud Prevention Officer at the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit reveals how fraudsters can find out people's details and steal their cash from ATMs, and Ethical Hacker Scott shows three social media users how much incriminating evidence they are putting online. Security expert James Lyne advises the elderly on criminals who promise to fix broken tiles, before their prices go through the roof

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  • Video Codec: x264 CALVC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: 3175 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1280 x 720
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48 KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 46mins
  • Framerate: 25 fps
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.01 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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