Mail order customers were victims of 'scam'
Inside Out meets the victims of a mail order scam who believed they were the sole winner of cheques worth thousands of pounds.
They received letters from Hampshire-based company Emery of Romsey, congratulating them on winning cash prizes.
The parent company behind the letters is Agence de Marketing Appliqué, based in Belgium, but it relies on Emery to process the orders.
Emery collects the cheques and sends out the products - it also disposes of the desperate letters from confused customers.
The company is run by father and son Nick and David Gebbett. Emery were asked for a response but have not yet provided a statement.
The National Fraud Intelligence Unit says it is keen to take action against third parties who work with companies that operate to deceive members of the public.
Inside Out's Jon Cuthill reports.
Inside Out is broadcast on Monday, 29 October on BBC One at 19:30 GMT and nationwide for seven days on BBC iPlayer. This feature will be transmitted in the South, London, South East, South West, West, West Midlands, Yorkshire & Lincolnshire.
29 Oct 2012