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.
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.
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.
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.