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You explain that in 2010 the column won the Cudlipp Prize for excellence in tabloid journalism presented at the annual awards ceremony by the Press Gazette. You have been shortlisted four times. You've twice won the Consumer Journalist of the Year award presented by the Trading Standards Institute, an award which is open to journalists in any media.

Your statement is being taken as read and has been considered by the Inquiry, so I won't go through it all, but in short, you explain to us some of the problems that you had in practice tracking down people who are fraudsters.

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