05/12/2018 We investigated Harrison Kiely and his businesses Global New Homes and BAK Building Contracts following complaints about poor quality house building in the North West of England. We came across accusations of suspected mortgage fraud after finding evidence they were offering to provide new house buyers with all or part of their deposit money, while then encouraging them not to make it clear in the valuation process, where this money was really coming from.
28/11/2018 We investigated Smooth You, a beauty clinic using hard sell tactics to sell expensive treatments – it’s run by businessman, Sasi Shiri. Our undercover reporters went in on the offer of a low cost facial. Their skin was analysed and one was told hers was ‘very dehydrated’ and would ‘deteriorate very, very fast’. The clinic then attempted to sell her a treatment package worth £2800.
We investigate a second hand car dealer who sold us a dangerous insurance write-off without making its history clear to us, something they’re required to do.
We spoke to a number of customers who bought cars from boss John Hughes that ran into big problems, and weren’t satisfied with the after service.