Aberdeen City Council launches online fraud tool to help stop scams

A new tool has been launched to help save people in Aberdeen from thousands of pounds of fraud.

The city council has created an online reporting portal so residents can draw attention to any scams others could fall foul of.

It is estimated fraud costs UK councils around 5.5% of their annual budgets, including through claims for local authority services.

The online portal is at www.report-fraud.co.uk/aberdeencity