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26/10/2009

David Whiteley sees how fraudsters could break into our bank accounts. A story of hope for Parkinson's sufferer Trevor, and reliving an epic journey on board a Suffolk lawnmower.

Three surprising stories from where we live. David Whiteley investigates bank fraud. In the first half of 2009 online banking fraud rose by 55%, with losses of £39 million. A team of Cambridge University computer experts demonstrates how fraudsters could break through the very latest online security systems.

Professor Ross Anderson believes that consumers are more at risk of losing their money due to lack of legal protection. This is a charge denied by industry representative Financial Fraud Action UK who published the latest figures. They say the Banking Code protects consumers.

Jane Badger is one consumer who believes she has lost out. She was arrested and charged with fraud when she reported what she believes was theft from her account. She was acquitted but was not given her money back.

Movie from 1959 tells the story of an epic journey across the UK aboard a lawnmower. Colleen Harris meets the men who did it, speeding 375 miles non-stop on a Suffolk-built dream machine. They meet up 50 years on to relive their experience and explain why they did it.

Trevor Mills from Norfolk has Parkinson's disease. Since Inside Out first filmed him five years ago his condition has worsened and he now faces a daily battle with medication. Now he is pinning his hopes on pioneering surgery which could stop him shaking. But he has to decide if he is willing to risk possible death.

29 minutes

Last on

Mon 26 Oct 2009 19:30

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Role Contributor
Presenter David Whiteley

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  • Mon 26 Oct 2009 19:30