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  • Published: 20 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473532335
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

Consumer Survival Guide




The definitive guide on how to sidestep pitfalls in all areas of life from BBC presenter Matt Allwright.

'Matt Allwright is my idol. As a comic I'm supposed to say something funny about this book, but actually it's legit useful, helpful advice, written compassionately and clearly. I can absolutely see this becoming my consumer bible. Wonderful stuff!' - JOE LYCETT'Every scam, rogue trader or poor excuse for shoddy service...Watchdog's seen them all. And leading the troops is the consumer superhero who has faced and fought every dodgepot going. Our Matt always has your back, whether he's wearing his cape or not.' - STEPH MCGOVERN'Finally! A book that puts all the info in one place AND makes it funny. Matt is the best at this - making difficult stuff easy to swallow so that we can fight our own corners when he isn't there to fight them for us.' - GABY ROSLINKeep your money in your pocket.In a quarter of a century of broadcasting Watchdog has become the go-to consumer champion. In today's white noise created by factors like baffling new technology and complex legal jargon the show endeavours to help people be heard. However, with its mailbag continually growing, not every case can be aired on national television.In Watchdog: The Consumer Survival Guide, Matt Allwright will help you to help yourself amid the minefield of modern consumer rights and fraudsters, offering practical advice on how to sidestep pitfalls in all areas of life. Each chapter is built around relatable hurdles we all face - renting a flat, buying a car, securing our online data, booking a dream holiday and much more.Packed with useful tips, myth busters and case studies, Watchdog: The Consumer Survival Guide will leave you feeling empowered and save you some pennies along the way.

  • Published: 20 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473532335
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Matt Allwright

Matt Allwright is a well-known prime-time television presenter and journalist. His trademark programme is the BBC One hit Rogue Traders, but his abilities stretch beyond the consumer journalism where he’s made his name. He’s also been a mainstay presenter and reporter on The One Show over the last few years, and was a key part of the BBC’s live Royal Wedding coverage in 2011. Other recent projects include BBC One daytime series You’ve Been Scammed which unearths the growing number of scams targeting the British public today.

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