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Gambling, Dodgy emails, Gym gadgets

Will new gambling rules help those who bet more than they can afford? A report on an email scam that leaves people believing they are in debt. And how accurate are gym gadgets?

New rules on gambling come into force today. Bookies should make sure those who ask to be stopped from betting are refused service, and proper checks should be carried out to see how much of a social impact a new bookmakers will have in an area. But do the safeguards go far enough?

When you go to the gym, or out for a run, do you use a gadget to monitor what you are doing? We look at how accurate they are at measuring your performance?

Petrol prices are on the rise, so what happened to the promise that cheap car costs were here to stay for a while?

A former salesman lifts the lid on how he was trained to use high-pressure techniques on potential customers, including using Hollywood as an inspiration.

And a new batch of email scams has been unleashed, which target your home email account to inform you of a massive debt you owe to a company you have never heard of. But it seems the scammers aren't after your money.......

PRESENTER: Winifred Robinson

PRODUCER: Pete Wilson.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Gambling

    How the new rules on gambling safeguard those who bet what they can't afford.

    Duration: 07:01

  • Gym gadgets

    How much can you trust the gadget recording your workout?

    Duration: 06:36

  • Petrol prices

    After promises of cheap fuel, why do prices at the pumps seem to be on the up?

    Duration: 06:18

  • Snacks

    Why fewer people are eating sweets and chocolate in between meals.

    Duration: 05:10

  • The Selling Bible

    A former salesman tells us how he was schooled in the art of selling.

    Duration: 05:52

  • Dodgy emails

    An email scam is telling people they owe hundreds to firms they've never heard of.

    Duration: 06:43

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