The insurance fraudster caught in the act

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Producer: Joe Kent.

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Post Experiment

You and Yours would like your help comparing the delivery times of first and second class post. 


We’d like you to send two letters or postcards, one with a first class stamp and one with a second class stamp, to:


You and Yours, Dock House, Salford, M50 2BH.


Please include your name and the date of posting. Two postcards or envelopes will do.


Taking part should cost £1.10 (60p for a first class stamp, 50p for a second class stamp).You’ll be helping us with a UK-wide experiment, and we’ll feature the results in a programme soon.  

How do I avoid being ripped off by a scam?

How do I avoid being ripped off by a scam?

Take a look at our BBC iWonder guide for useful advice on the latest frauds.