A woman has admitted fraudulently claiming more than £3,500 in council tax benefits she was not entitled to.
Fraud victims face a “lottery” over whether they will get their money back under a voluntary scams code, according to Which?
University students who have missed out on face-to-face graduation ceremonies due to Covid-19 could be more vulnerable to degree fraud.
People who receive tax credits have just one week left to tell HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) about changes to their circumstances or income.
More than a fifth of people have received communications mentioning coronavirus that they suspect are financial scams, a survey has found.
More than £15 million in savings for the public purse have been uncovered after a data-sharing exercise identified fraud and errors.
Households could find themselves being pestered by more scam phone calls as Covid-19 lockdown measures ease and illegitimate call centres around the world get back to work, National Trading Standards is warning.
Many people could be vulnerable to a fraud attack by failing to spot the warning signs that a message appearing to be from a legitimate company is actually a scam, research from TSB suggests.
People making bank transfers will have more certainty their money is being sent to the right person, due to the widespread adoption by banks of a new name-checking service.
Scammers are preying on consumers with fake caravan and motorhome listings and bogus holiday refund offers and travel deals, UK Finance has warned.
Students are being warned to watch out for a fresh wave of bogus tax refund emails – which often contain “scam warnings”.
The public are being warned of another scam related to coronavirus doing the rounds, this time attempting to fool people into believing they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.
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North-east residents are being warned to be on the lookout after a woman posed as a council worker and took money from an elderly couple.
Criminals are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to steal information from people in the UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned.
Residents in the north-east have been warned to be vigilant against online scammers.
Police have slammed the “immeasurable” greed of a conman who defrauded investors in the north-east and elsewhere out of more than £13 million.
North-east man says losing cash in alleged £12.9 million fraud had ‘massive effect’ on family finances
Norman Masson said he is owed more than £43,000 from 66-year-old financial adviser Alistair Greig.
Sophie Davis, 25, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court where she pled guilty to a charge of fraud.
Our investigation found 115 traders from the region have been scammed out of more than £1 million in the last 19 months.
A World Cup and English Premier League football legend has appeared in court in Aberdeen facing money laundering charges.
A telephone scam is targeting north-east residents, Trading Standards have said.
Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to participating in a college admissions cheating scheme in the US.
A man from Aberdeen defrauded his mother’s partner out of more than £22,000 to “punish” him for “poor behaviour”.
While three of the men distract staff, another uses the card machine to refund themselves cash before making off.
North-east residents are being urged by police to be on their guard against romance fraud.
A Lithuanian man who duped Google and Facebook into transferring more than 100 million dollars (£75.7 million) into accounts he controlled has pleaded guilty to wire fraud.
Savings of more than £450,000 have been made through the identification and prevention of fraud at Aberdeen City Council.
Michael Hetherington, who was found guilty following a trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, provided a falsified service history for a second-hand car he was selling for £6,500.
An Aberdeen bank has today reassured customers staff are trained to spot frauds after a man was conned out of his life savings.