HGV Highway Scam


Episode Info

Matt Allwright uncovers the secrets of the sophisticated scams that target millions of Britons each year. Matt meets the ordinary people whose lives have been devastated by these scams, and hears how they were cleverly but cruelly manipulated into handing over their cash. Matt meets 23-year-old Steve who has wanted to be a lorry driver since he was a boy. But Steve has recently had his dreams shattered by conmen who posed as a HGV training firm so they could get at his cash. Plus, how the Financial Services Authority secured their first ever criminal conviction against a man who set up a bogus firm to scam innocent investors, and the scams that target people who want their fifteen minutes of fame.