Nearly a quarter of 18 to 34-year-olds have fallen for a Black Friday scam in the past five years, a survey has found.
Sophie Davis, 25, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court where she pled guilty to a charge of fraud.
People educated to degree level could be more at risk of falling for a pension scam than those who have not been to university, research from regulators has found.
A convicted rapist has been jailed for nine years after faking his way to a multimillion-pound National Lottery win with a counterfeit ticket in a “sophisticated and carefully planned” ruse.
A former IT contractor who stole more than £500,000 from 95 accounts belonging to vulnerable people in east London has been jailed for five years.
Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has revealed a £3.8 million takeover approach for troubled Goals Soccer Centres ahead of the five-a-side football pitch firm’s shares delisting next week.
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.
North-east users sent their own password and told they’ve been filmed watching porn in e-mails from scammers
People in the north-east have been sent their own passwords and told they've been filmed watching pornography in e-mails from scammers.
Police want to teach as many north-east community groups as possible how to avoid fraudsters.
"In just a few minutes a fraudster can obliterate someone’s life savings with no regard for the consequences."
Police Scotland has urged the public to be vigilant of cold callers – as scammers use more hi-tech methods to steal cash.
North-east residents have been duped out of hundreds of thousands of pounds of their life savings by cyber criminals.
Police are urging businesses to “take the fraud test” after it emerged conmen have fleeced North-east firms out of more than £520,000 in the last six months.
A new tool has been launched to help save people in Aberdeen from thousands of pounds of fraud.
A North-east pensioner was duped into transferring £74,000 into a fraudster’s bank account.
A North-east mum described as the “linchpin” behind a £2.4 million VAT fraud has been jailed for more than five years for her role in the crime.
A teenager has been charged in relation to more than 40 alleged "Ringing the Changes" fraud and attempted fraud offences.
The use of connected devices such as smart TVs and voice-activated home assistants by criminals seeking to steal data poses an emerging threat to UK consumers, a report has warned.
A local authority is giving out free devices that will protect against contactless bank card fraud.
A council IT expert who admitted swindling more than £1 million of public cash has been jailed.