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.
Scott Shepherd wants to warn others after he was ripped off for thousands of pounds by an online car dealership that doesn’t exist.
A serial fraudster has been jailed for five years and eight months for defrauding his ex-girlfriend out of nearly £300,000.
Romance fraudsters who pretended to be lovers with victims to persuade them to give them more than £240,000 have been jailed.
How crime gangs are carving up £11bn market in forged food: Scots investigators bust €200m global tuna scam
Scots investigators have helped bust a €200 million scam when tuna fish caught for canning were treated with chemicals before being sold as fresh.
Nobody wants to discover they’ve fallen prey to a financial scam. Some good news, though – people who have been tricked into transferring money directly to a fraudster now have a new safety net, which should mean they have a better chance of getting a refund.
Five people have been arrested and questioned over alleged accounting fraud at the Patisserie Valerie chain, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has said.
More than 400,000 people in Scotland have fallen victim to a financial scam at some point in their lives, according to new research.
Banks must make sure no blameless scam victim who is tricked into transferring money to a fraudster is ever denied reimbursement again, Which? has urged.
Scots bank customers are losing more than £120 million to fraud gangs every year, we can reveal.