As part of an extensive programming initiative aimed at raising awareness about scams, Rav Wilding and Nick Stapleton are once again teaming up for the next episode of the BAFTA-nominated show.
With the UK facing an increasing barrage of scam emails, texts, and calls, the team is once again determined to combat the multi-billion pound industry. Operating from their Scam Interceptors HQ in Glasgow, they continue to employ sophisticated undercover strategies to prevent victims from parting with their hard-earned money. In real-time, YouTube sensation Jim Browning will utilise his tech skills to infiltrate scam centres, enabling the team to intercept the scammers before they can commit their crimes.
The BBC One Daytime series will also follow in the footsteps of the previous episode by tracking down the identities of the individuals behind these large-scale scams. Once their identities are revealed, the show will confront some of the most egregious cyber-criminals, compelling them to face the crimes they have committed as the team holds them accountable.
The series will also delve into the personal stories of those directly impacted by these scams, offering a timely reminder of their repercussions, particularly as the cost of living crisis continues to strain people’s finances.
Presenter Rav Wilding comments: “It’s fantastic to be back carrying out this work. With increased pressure on people’s finances, this latest instalment of Scam Interceptors comes at exactly the right time. We continue to hold high-profile call centre criminals to account and shed light on the impact of these industrial-scale scams on vulnerable victims”.
Rachel Platt, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime, says: “As the cost of living continues to bite, it’s now more important than ever that unscrupulous scammers are held to account. This fresh instalment of Scam Interceptors is part of a broader offering by the BBC to raise awareness of this multi-billion pound criminal industry and will continue to help educate our audiences about both the sophisticated and the simple techniques these criminals use to take our cash.”
Scam Interceptors will be broadcast on weekdays at 10:00am on BBC One and BBC iPlayer starting from the 23rd of October, with all 10 episodes available on iPlayer the same day.
This series of Scam Interceptors was commissioned for BBC One by Rob Unsworth, Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak commissioning. The Commissioning editor is Rachel Platt. The series is produced by Rowland Stone (Executive Producer) and Sherry Knight (Series Producer) for BBC Studios Documentary Unit.