Taking Stock – Quiz show frenzy over phone fund.

Who wants to be a millionaire? Not KPMG obviously. TS heard that the firm’s press office was inundated with calls after rumours circulated over a potential short fall in the quiz show’s prize fund. The calls came flooding in because the firm was named on the programme’s website. Apparently, Celador, WWTBAM’s production company claimed that the fund, generated from all those premium rate phone calls, was independently audited by the leading accountants. Not so. It turns out that KPMG phoned a friend and walked away from the show a year ago, but no one had thought to update the company website. After a good deal of wailing and gnashing of teeth, the site was updated. It now says the fund is independently audited by leading accountants … Baker Tilly.

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