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Stopping Scotland's Scammers

With a 14% increase in cases in the last year, fraudsters are on the increase in Scotland and they are finding new ways to con innocent people out of their hard earned cash.

Not all victims fit the stereotype of who we would expect to be scammed, like vulnerable sections of society.

New evidence actually shows that 31 to 40 year olds are the most likely group to be repeat victims of cons.

New forms of financial scams are appearing online all the time including ‘romance scams' and ‘fake government websites'.

While the Internet has become one of the main tools for scammers, postal contact and over the telephone still remains a major opportunity for con artists.

In the series of three 30 minute programmes, STV will highlight the increasing rise in financial scams and inform the public how they can better protect themselves against fraud, using real-life case studies to illustrate the extent of the issue.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom STV (2015 - 2017)
Schedule: Fridays at 20:00 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Crime
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

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Previous Episode

Episode 4

Episode 3x04; May 26, 2017

Presenter Jackie Brambles meets victims of scams and the experts who provide practical advice on security. In this episode, why teenagers who go online are easy prey to the scammers, the con that stole a pensioner's dream, the lady left distraught af

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
3x04: Episode 4May 26, 2017
3x03: Episode 3May 19, 2017
3x02: Episode 2May 12, 2017
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