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Inside Out goes undercover to find out more about the company deceiving elderly and vulnerable people across the country. Also Toby Foster investigates whether a new incinerator planned for North Yorkshire is really worth its one point four billion pound price tag. And how restoration at York Minster is helping to uncover the glories of a neglected masterpiece.

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30 minutes

Last on

Mon 29 Oct 2012 19:30
BBC One Yorks & Lincs, Yorkshire only

Mail order scam from Belgium targets elderly people

Mail order scam from Belgium targets elderly people

Inside Out met the victims of a mail order scam who all believed they were the sole winner of thousands of pounds.

 

Read the full story on the BBC News website.

Mail order customers were victims of 'scam'

Mail order customers were victims of 'scam'

Inside Out meets the victims of a mail order scam who believed they were the sole winner of cheques worth thousands of pounds.

 

They received letters from Hampshire-based company Emery of Romsey, congratulating them on winning cash prizes.

 

The parent company behind the letters is Agence de Marketing Appliqué, based in Belgium, but it relies on Emery to process the orders.

 

Emery collects the cheques and sends out the products - it also disposes of the desperate letters from confused customers.

 

The company is run by father and son Nick and David Gebbett. Inside Out's Jon Cuthill asked David Gebbett for his response to the allegations.

 

The National Fraud Intelligence Unit says it is keen to take action against third parties who work with companies that operate to deceive members of the public.

 

Watch a video feature on the BBC News website.

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PresenterToby Foster
Series EditorJane Birch

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