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Payday Loans and Identity Fraud

41 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 30 August 2012

There are concerns that some payday loan companies are not doing robust enough checks on people taking out loans, leaving themselves open to fraud. We hear from a man who had his identity stolen by fraudsters who then used his information to take out a payday loan.

We hear from Gavin Wright, an unemployed father who managed to find a job through the social network Twitter with his "Need a job Norwich" account. Are social networks a good way to look for work?

We are less likely to trust information about protecting the environment if it comes from the water companies than from the government, research from The Fabian Society has found. What can utilities companies do to get their message across?

A family run shop in Gerrards Cross has formed a partnership with Sainsbury's in order to stay open. Fishers and Sainsbury's will share the same shop premises in future. Paul Fisher, whose family has run the shop for nearly one hundred years, explains how it will work.

Presented by Winifred Robinson
Produced by Olivia Skinner.



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