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Will this rogue come clean?

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Katy R | 11:09 UK time, Tuesday, 24 May 2011

This week Rogue Traders is talking vacuum cleaners - the Dyson vacuum cleaner to be exact (other brands are available). We've been looking into companies that have found a way to use your Dyson to suck money out of you, companies like ASG (Midlands) Ltd, based in Lincoln and Vac Care Ltd, based in Hampshire. Not to be confused with companies of a similar name.

These companies cold-call people and persuade them to have their Dyson serviced in their own home. But once their foot's in the door, they try to flog you parts - parts you may not need and which in some cases could void your Dyson 5 year guarantee.

Graham Charles

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A frosty reception...

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Katy R | 11:51 UK time, Monday, 16 May 2011


We all love sitting down to watch a spot of television so when things go wrong, it couldn't be more annoying. Ghosting, digital picture freeze, everything out of sync, it's frustrating to say the least. When it does all go wrong many people turn to the internet for help, which is where the Surrey based Television Aerial Company Ltd - also trading as TV Aerial Company and Satellites & Aerials and Aerialforce (UK) advertise heavily.

James Barnes

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A rogue who may make your blood boil(er).

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Katy R | 12:32 UK time, Tuesday, 10 May 2011

RCM Facilities Ltd, trading as RCM Services and based in Stevenage (not to be confused with any other company) claim to be good at lots of things.

Graham Charles

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Mike the mobile mechanic

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Elham Rizi | 16:51 UK time, Tuesday, 3 May 2011

This week we're on the road investigating a mobile mechanic: Mike Dos Santos who calls himself 'Just Mechanic' to be precise. He operates in the North London area and his company and website should not be confused with any other company of a similar name. Mike Dos Santos' website says "he'll do the work, when you go to work" - well, that is the beauty of a mobile mechanic.

Mike Dos Santos

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