People have voiced their disgust and anger after a fake fundraising page claiming to be collecting money for the funeral of Neomi Smith was uncovered.
A woman who admitted claiming almost £6,000 in benefits to which she was not entitled was placed on a community payback order under supervision for a year.
Fraudsters will no longer be able to trick the public into thinking they owe HM Revenue and Customs, according to new plans unveiled by the tax authority.
Blameless scam victims who are tricked into transferring money directly to a fraudster should find they are better protected under a new voluntary industry code which comes into force from Tuesday.
Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to participating in a college admissions cheating scheme in the US.
Lloyds Banking Group has been forced to launch a review of a scheme set up to compensate victims of fraud at the Reading branch of HBOS.
Almost 30 people have been charged after a police crackdown on “money mules” who keep cash in their bank accounts for criminals.
Three men have been arrested in Donegal in an investigation into a Romanian organised crime gang, Garda have said.
A woman who pocketed more than £27,000 in bogus benefit claims has avoided a prison sentence.
People across Scotland lost nearly half a million pounds in just six months as a result of doorstep scams, Police Scotland has revealed.
A former HMRC worker said she has been to “hell and back”after being wrongly accused of benefit fraud.
Police have arrested and charged five people as part of a probe into alleged money laundering and VAT fraud worth £12 million.
A woman has told how her life was turned upside down by a fraudster who stole £60,000 from her and her family.
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.
A mother has been jailed for a £34,000 benefit fraud - as a sheriff blasted her husband for his part in landing her in the dock.
A restaurant owner has been sentenced after ignoring his accountant and committing a £55,000 tax fraud.
A bank worker who reclaimed the cost of a lavish break to Dubai after claiming his travel documents never turned up – only to be rumbled when bosses saw pictures of him enjoying the sunshine break on Facebook – has been spared jail.
A building firm's boss stole nearly £370,000 and forked out on pedigree kittens.
A thief who stole credit cards after breaking into a house was nabbed by police as he was still using one of the cards while shopping Dundee.
A woman who scammed more than £26,000 in benefits after lying that she was a single parent has been spared a period of imprisonment.