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You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 13: Inheritance Scam

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Matt Allwright meets Barrie, who was so convinced he had inherited a fortune from a long lost relative he gave up his job. Sadly for him, it was an elaborate scam. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright

You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 11

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Matt Allwright uncovers sophisticated scams. Matt hears how a group of children were conned into thinking they were going to be dancing at the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright
Presenter:
Matt Allwright

You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 7: Street Lottery

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Matt Allwright uncovers sophisticated scams. In this episode Matt meets Sam, a retired foreign office worker who was drawn into an elaborate street scam. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright
Presenter:
Matt Allwright

You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 14: Wool Scam

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Ex-market trader Kathy tells Matt Allwright the devastating story of how she was conned out of her savings by a woman she considered a close friend. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright

You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 2: Black Money Scam

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Matt Allwright hears the astonishing story of businessman and his wife who were swindled out of 400,000 pounds in a notorious con known as the black money scam. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright

You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 15: Singer

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

The story of the conman who claimed to have invented a new building material. And Matt meets two girls whose hopes of becoming pop stars were snatched away. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright

You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 3: Builders/Inveiglers Scam

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Matt Allwright meets pensioner Christine who was tricked into handing over her life savings to conmen who posed as builders. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright

You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 6: Photocopier Lease

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Matt Allwright uncovers sophisticated scams. Matt meets Clifford and Elaine, who were left with over one million pounds of debt after being scammed. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright
Presenter:
Matt Allwright

You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 8: Pet Crematorium

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Matt hears how grieving dog owner Jane was targeted in a shocking pet cremation scam. Plus, the investment scam that was exposed by the Serious Fraud Office.

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright
Presenter:
Matt Allwright

You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 9: Buy to Let

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

How Kent Police tracked down the conmen who persuaded pensioners to hand over their cards and PIN details. Plus Matt meets a man who is on the verge of losing his home. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright
Presenter:
Matt Allwright

You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 10: Scam Mail

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Matt Allwright uncovers sophisticated scams. Matt meets June, who was plagued by scam mail for over a decade. Plus the story of the real-life 'catch me if you can' conman. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright
Presenter:
Matt Allwright

You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 1: Pet Shop Conman

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands

Matt Allwright uncovers sophisticated scams. Matt meets Albert, a widower who was persuaded to hand over his entire life savings in a scam that preyed on loneliness. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright
Presenter:
Matt Allwright

You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 12: Lanzarote Scam

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Matt Allwright uncovers sophisticated scams. Matt meets Ian and Liz, who decided to buy a property in Lanzarote but inadvertently trusted a conman to handle the deal. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright
Presenter:
Matt Allwright

You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 4: Carbon Credits Scam

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Matt Allwright uncovers sophisticated scams. Matt hears how a postman, forced to retire through illness, had his savings taken away by boiler-room conmen. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright

You've Been Scammed

Series 2

Episode 5: Olympic Landbanking Scam

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Matt Allwright uncovers sophisticated scams. Matt meets a lady who was persuaded to hand over thousands of pounds for land that turned out to be worthless. Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Widdup
Executive Producer:
Matthew Gordon
Presenter:
Matt Allwright