- Dominic Littlewood
- Samantha Beddoes
- Executive Producer
- Emma Barker
Duration: 45 minutes
With Dominic Littlewood.
We reveal the extraordinary amount of fake electrical cable being found in the UK and put some of it to the test with alarming results. We follow the trading standards and police teams in the Midlands cracking down on the huge trade in fake and smuggled cigarettes.
We show how people are being conned into believing that works of art they bought as antiques are anything but - because they have been made recently in Chinese factories. And art forgery expert Curtis Dowling shows us how the conmen go about creating fake collectibles. We meet the woman who paid for stem cell treatment believing it would cure her multiple sclerosis - only to find the treatment was fake.
And we follow the extraordinary identity theft story of how a UK passport stolen on a stag weekend in Amsterdam put an innocent Brit in gaol ten years later in Lisbon - for a crime committed in Germany.
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