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Welcome to a brand`new series of Inside Out. Ron Bradford. `` from
Bradford. Good evening and welcome to inside
out. Behind me is one of the great centres for the wool industry back
in its heyday. Later we will hear about attempts to stage a mini
revival in the textile industry in Yorkshire. First, we investigate the
fraudsters who want to get your credit card details. And find out
what happened when they do. In a couple of minutes, he has got
everything he needs to make exact copies of all these cards which she
can then using cashpoints. Also tonight: They are supposed to
be helping people quit smoking but just how safe are e`cigarettes.
If you consume on of these, you have no idea what you're putting into
your lungs. When Chip and pin machines were
introduced to shops, they were supposed to give us protection from
credit card fraud. But a Inside Out investigation has found criminal
gangs using specially adapted machines to steal your bank details
and then your cash. A reporter Jonathan Gibson has confronted one
such protest. For ten years now we've all been
using these ` chip and PIN machines. And the place I've come for dinner
is no different. Remember when we used to sign for
things in shops? The banks told us chip and PIN would be much safer.
Well try telling Julie Cleaver that. He said it had been declined but
then someone in America to money out of my bank account a couple of weeks
later. I'm talking to a man who knows all
about stolen numbers because he steals them and he's looking for a
new partner. and the PINs that go with them
for these cards here. In a couple
of minutes he's got everything he needs to make exact copies of all
these cards which he can then use in cashpoints and he says he's done
that already time and time again. She had her card cloned
at the garage. And there's the receipt,
what do you think? I think the encouraging thing to say
is that these frauds are very rare, we've only seen one recent instance
of them and we're seeing convictions in the Old Bailey in respect
of that at the moment. The industry's existing advice to
consumers is to protect your PIN. Well, with something like that
there's no point, is there? Well, I think the first reassurance
to give everybody when it comes to this type of fraud which is a very
rare type of crime is that even if you are the victim of it you'll
receive a full refund of all of your losses but we always advise
customers to check their statements. As all the pay as you go debit cards
are in my name, I can also check They've never left my wallet
but according to the transaction history they've been
emptied of cash in the Philippines. So either he's stealing
my money or someone he knows is. But he's also sent me
a second machine so He's taking cash out
in the Philippines I've also sent money to Canada
for the cables he's posted. How about I tell him I've busted
the machine? I'm hoping he'll ask me to send it
for repair and if he trusts me enough,
he might give me an address, though He's taken the bait,
telling me to send it to But this is one parcel I
plan to deliver by hand. I'm heading out of town ` 25 miles
along the freeway to Pickering. Is the guy we've been given
the address for the guy that's been on Skype, that we've been talking
to for, what, months now. We've put a tracker
inside the machine. Yep,
it's Marcus Montague and he's signed Montague, I've got a delivery
for you, mate, a delivery for you? No, I can't accept, I can't accept
if I don't know about it, you know. Actually, mate, I'm from the BBC,
BBC television in the UK, and I'd like to ask you a couple
of questions actually about your Chip and PIN fraud, mate,
do you know about it? I think you do because we've been
sending deliveries to your address Ah, don't go away, mate, we're
asking you a few questions here. No, no,
I'm not trying to run you over. We just need to know, mate, your
involvement with chip and PIN fraud? Who are you actually
involved with then? Who are you actually
working with then? Are you making a lot of money out
of it, are you making a lot Well, not many answers raised
a few more questions perhaps but whatever the case he wasn't
very keen to hang around, was he? I think that's probably the last
we'll see of him, at least for now. Verifone, which makes the machines,
is also the market leader. It decided
on a statement saying the fraud is a data very seriously, it works with
the authorities to uncover fraud all you want us to look into
something, contact us. Coming up on Inside Out: one woman's quest to
revive. `` to revive Yorkshire's traditional wool industry.
When e`cigarettes came along it seemed like a unique opportunity to
stop smoking. But how safe are e`cigarettes? In a television first,
we put them to the test, with some shocking results.
It provides the addictive nicotine hit,
I think in five or ten years time we are going to see a huge increase in
strokes and heart attacks. But e`cigarettes are hugely
controversial, I think some of them will ultimately
be found to be harmful. My suspicions are that it was a
contributor to my husband's death. Tobacco smoking is the UK's biggest
killer, accounting for But the smoking rate is falling all
the time and it is e`cigarettes taking a lot of the credit. It has
been estimated that in the last two years the number of people using
these has tripled. Newcastle actor Chris Connel is one
of them, having swapped smoking It will be about 18 months now. I
started off on quite a reasonable dose of nicotine and I have brought
it right down. I have never wanted a single cigarette since I started
doing it. There is not one moment when I have looked at somebody
smoking a cigarette, and that took me totally by surprise. Do you feel
healthier? Yes. I have smoked since I was 13 so I did not know that it
made me feel ill. Within a couple of weeks of vaping, I don't get as many
colds, I don't get out of breath as easily.
Even the most committed smokers are showing an interest.
Not getting on with your electronic cigarette, then? Oh, you don't like
it! What else do I do with it? But some medics have bigger
problems with e`cigarettes. If we have not found out the first
`` in the first two or three years of using e`cigarettes all the things
that bad about them, does that mean there is nothing bad about them
absolutely not. So the burning question is `
do people really know what they're Replacing the pack
of 20 is the bottle of liquid refill, with hundreds of
brands and flavours to choose from. I am at the local market to buy
some. I'll try the chocolate at 18mg
of nicotine, please. OK, I've bought two different brands
of e`liquid from the market, plus I've got a couple
of others from shops nearby. The contents of e`cigarettes is
a subject close to the heart This photo is five days before he
died. Glynis believes
an e`cigarette was responsible Glynis' husband, Terry,
died from lipoid pneumonia after oil was found in his lungs ` nine months
after he started vaping. The doctor got some of the liquid of
Terry to analyse it and discovered there was oil in it, so we started
to think there was a link there. When Terry died, he asked for an
inquest. Terry was a real fan of these, wasn't he? Yes, he told
everybody smoking, stop that and get one of these. It was like a walking
advertisement for e`cigarettes and he felt healthier. I thought, right,
OK. At the time I never gave it a second thought that anything like
that could happen. And this was all very rapid? Yes. 40 days from
actually going to the doctor to him dying.
The coroner investigating Terry Miller's death was unable to
confirm or rule out that the e`cigarette was a factor.
Of course, the e`cigarette industry will turn around and say, Terry was
a heavy smoker, you cannot pin it on this. If someone came to me and said
that did not cause your husband to have oil inside his lungs, they can
give me the answer to how the answer to how they all got there. But I do
not think anybody can give me that answer.
Smoking`related deaths are more common in the North of England
Fresh is very open`minded about developments like electronic
cigarettes. We need really robust monitoring and surveillance though
and we welcome research into the products.
What does this machine do? Separates the components of the solutions we
have got, and identifies them. OK. A couple of hours later,
the results are in. What have we found? If we have a
look at the first sample, we will see here we have got glycerol and
nicotine... And those are the three ingredients they declare? Yes. The
next two liquids look fine, too but on the final sample, Chris has an
something. This double spike is showing the presence of diacetyl. It
is a flavouring, but a sort of flavour so it is used in foods, in
margarines and popcorn and a number of other food products. It has this
property that although it is safe to eat it is not very safe to inhale.
Of course, that is exactly what you do read these. Exactly. So we found
that in the VIP butterscotch flavour, so we need to go to see
them. That particular chemical is associated with an unusual but well
established long condition. It has been inhaled in significant
quantities in people who have worked in popcorn manufacturing and in
those individuals it has caused very serious lung conditions, serious
enough to warrant a lung transplant. We bought the potentially harmful
e`liquid in the boutique`style VIP We've contacted VIP and they've said
they did know about this issue, after discovering diacetyl
in the butterscotch flavour through We are very disappointed that you
were able to buy one because we had done a withdrawal of the product
beforehand. Sadly, in the store you purchased it from there was a change
of store management. The product has now been completely withdrawn. You
knew it was harmful. Yes. Because of the small amount that would be
consumed, it was deemed that in the short term there would be no health
concerns. Long`term there could be but we discarded it was a withdrawal
that was needed, based on what our trade body told us.
The day after we contacted VIP about our findings
and arranged this interview, we were also able to order another bottle
of butterscotch flavour from one of their approved online retailers.
Would it surprise you to know that after we inform you about diacetyl
and you said it was withdrawn, we were still able to buy it online?
That does surprise me because you shouldn't have been able to at all
and if you would give us those details we will take it up. If we
can't rely on you to withdraw products successfully, how can we
rely on you when you say how safe it is? Our trade body is very robust
and this is our first issue in five years. We are very sorry it has
happened. We are investigating how it happened. We take this
exceedingly seriously. VIP butterscotch e`liquid is
no longer available to buy. You happened to find that particular
chemical in that particular product but there are thousands of products
and thousands of chemicals. For me, harm reduction is the best option.
So you are still an addict? Yes. Salts Mill is testament to the fact
that textiles used to play a huge part in Yorkshire's economy. From
the sheep of the Dales to the hundreds of Mills and thousands of
workers. But the rise of cheap foreign manufacturing meant that the
industry all but died. Now report has been to meet a woman who has set
the wheels of that industry spinning again.
Once upon a time, mills like this one in Farsley near
I'm here to meet a woman who refused to let the industry go.
When her family weaving business closed down, she kept their unique
archive of four generations of manufacturing, Textile designer
`` archive of four generations of manufacturing.
Susan Gaunt wanted to revamp British woollen cloth and take it upmarket.
I did not know what I was looking for but I knew that coming here to
this calm space, wonderful light, looking through fabrics, they would
be something that would help me. She went through every stage
in the production process, right down to the structure
of the fibres, trying to make British wool has a reputation for
being scratchy and itchy. It is to do with our climate, but it is all
down to processing. Susan worked out how short the
journey would be from the sheep in a It is a new cloth we have developed
using the skills in Yorkshire. Can every bit of the process be done
within 40 miles? I am going to find out. I am wondering what kind of
textile industry is still out there in that 40 miles. First the raw
First the raw ingredients.
You can't get more local than this Mule sheep bred in the
Their fleeces go to Bradford, home of the British Wool Marketing Board.
It's also the place where all the wool in the UK is sold at auction.
A few years ago, it was costing farmers more to rear their sheep
Trade for the last 18 months has been pretty good. Prices and
clearances have been very strong in the auction, and we are doing
It was just the germ of an idea. Wouldn't it be brilliant to get at
least one of these looms up and running again. And all up and
running with the 40 mile John. Everyone kept expecting it to work
straightaway and I said, this machine has not run for about 50
years. You need to treat it nicely and it will come back!
Getting hold of machinery parts was difficult.
But a bigger problem was finding someone
Enter Greg, one of the last skilled weavers in the business.
When I was asked to come down, I said, yes, I can do it. When I saw
it, I thought to myself, what have I let myself in for? I think, what can
I do to get this right? But I have done it.
Now it's running smoothly enough for Greg to give me a lesson in weaving.
The way we do it, what we have at the back here is a set of shafts.
Through those shafts we run threads. We have to open up those
threads to create a tunnel. Send the shuttle through the tunnel. As it
goes across, it is leaving behind that thread. I have a go? You can
indeed. Susan's idea is to use the Armley
cloth to promote Yorkshire textiles. With that in mind, she's showing it
to a local hotelier, who's put in I am a great champion of Yorkshire
and I believe we have a little`known secret here. And we have such
fabulous workmanship. So much of the time your products do not get used
locally. But perhaps someone will come and stay in the hotel and
realised that there is a textile industry in Yorkshire, and they will
ask more about the products. The Armley fabric is
a micro`project. Scaled up and woven
on a more industrial scale in Huddersfield, Susan's fabric is
being made into classic clothing. High street retailer Jaeger is using
it for a line of men's jackets, and a Leeds tailor has produced
a range for women. So,
from fleece to fabric to catwalk. The 40`mile fleece is centre stage
at a fashion show to promote Yorkshire's textiles to
an international market. The figures are increasing. There is
growth again. It is employing more people. It is crying out for skills.
In the overseas market, people can even name mills in Yorkshire where
people here probably don't even know were still producing and increasing
production, but it is the very top end.
So, a success story ` from scratchy Yorkshire sheep to a luxury fabric.
And the moment I've been waiting for ` my turn to try on a jacket.
Wow. Great colour. It is so nice to know I have designed a fabric that
people are wearing that is properly British wool, Yorkshire made, and we
could only do big here with the skills we have got. `` do it here
with these skills we have got. That is all for tonight. Make sure
you join us next week. We will be following the country's first Roma
special constable back to his homeland, and finding out what the
Tour De France has done for Yorkshire, plus we celebrate 65
years of our national parks. Hello, I'm Amy Garcia with
the latest from Look North.
Inside Out presented by Toby Foster has the stories that matter in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. This week we are on the trail of criminals stealing people's credit card details, two Rotherham taxi drivers try to cut sugar out of their diets and we meet the woman trying to revive the Yorkshire wool industry.