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.
The Co-operative Bank has become the latest provider to sign up to a voluntary code giving blameless bank transfer scam victims greater protection.
Around a third of people who have made purchases through social media websites claim to have been scammed at some point.
Interim funding arrangements for a scheme which reimburses people who are tricked into transferring money directly to a fraudster will be extended until the end of March, a trade association has said.
Councillors have expressed concern at a rise in cases of fraud reported across Dundee in six months.
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.
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.
Police Scotland has issued a warning to people to be careful about infomation they share and receive online, after an elderly Dundee woman was scammed out of £2,000.
Dundonians are being warned to be aware of automated phone calls supposedly from their bank or card company after a number of scams were reported in the area.
Police have issued a warning to the public following a "distressing" incident involving an elderly couple from Forfar being targeted by scammers.
Police in Tayside have issued a warning after an increase in reports of people being targeted by individuals pretending to be parking attendants, police officers or traffic wardens.
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.
Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to participating in a college admissions cheating scheme in the US.
A woman who pocketed more than £27,000 in bogus benefit claims has avoided a prison sentence.
A former HMRC worker said she has been to “hell and back”after being wrongly accused of benefit 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.