BBC Studios Documentary Unit Popular Factual has been commissioned for 15-part BBC Daytime series Scam Interceptors.
Rav Wilding and YouTuber Jim Browning, along with a team of ethical hackers, will hunt down cyber criminals. The BBC’s team is working with ethical hackers to intercept cyber-criminals in the act, helping to prevent vulnerable people falling victim.
Using the same remote-access technology that criminals use to scam their victims, the team will hack the hackers and monitor their operation. In a race against the criminals, they’ll identify and contact victims in the middle of real-time scams to try to stop the crime before it happens.
Rav will be based at the Scam Interceptors HQ and, with the help of ethical hacker Jim Browning, Rav’s team will be monitoring industrial-scale scammers in real-time from across the globe.
The programme will also explore some of the biggest anti-social issues that have risen in the pandemic and the local heroes who are tackling these problems head on, such as bike theft, fly-tipping and ‘romance’ scams.
Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak, Carla-Maria Lawson says: “Scam Interceptors is a brilliant example of the type of dynamic consumer content that Daytime viewers appreciate, enabling them to better protect themselves against unscrupulous scammers”.
Rachel Platt, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime and Early-Peak adds: “Cybercrime has emerged as one of the biggest trends to come out of the pandemic.”
Scam Interceptors was commissioned for BBC One by Carla-Maria Lawson, Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak. Rachel Platt is the Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime and Early-Peak. The series was produced by Rowland Stone (Executive Producer) and Sherry Knight (Series Producer) for BBC Studios Documentary Unit Popular Factual.
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