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 sending out fake text messages claiming to be issuing fines for going outside or offering payments related to coronavirus, financial firms are warning.
Criminals are posing as good samaritans to con vulnerable people on their own doorstep during the Covid-19 crisis.
Pension transfers should be temporarily halted amid market turmoil, a former pensions minister has suggested.
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.
More than £1 billion is estimated to have been lost to bank transfer scams in just three years, according to Which?
Police have slammed the “immeasurable” greed of a conman who defrauded investors in the north-east and elsewhere out of more than £13 million.
More than 17,000 fraudulent calls were picked up last year by a bank’s voice identification system which helps it to weed out criminals from genuine telephone banking customers.
More than £100 million-worth of fraud has been prevented so far by a rapid response scheme which enables bank branch staff to halt scams as they are happening.
A bank manager has told how scam victims can be in “total disbelief” that they have been dealing with a fraudster after staff have stepped in to help.
Funding arrangements for a safety net which gives blameless bank transfer scam victims greater protection have been extended until the end of the year.
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.
One in five people who use online dating services say they have been asked for or given money to someone they met over the internet, a survey has found.
Bernard Madoff has asked for a “compassionate release” from his 150-year prison sentence for fraud, saying he has terminal kidney failure and less than 18 months to live.
Action Fraud is the reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime committed in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Fraudsters in the UK “currently operate with impunity” and police have not kept pace with the sharp rise in cases, a report has found.
An NHS boss who lied about having a degree to land a £130,000 salary has walked free from court.
Sir Richard Branson has released an animated guide to help people spot a scam as part of the fightback against online fraud.
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.