One in eight people in Scotland fall victim to fraud, with £394 million lost to scams in Scotland last year. In this series, STV highlights the increasing rise in financial scams using real life case studies and reveals how you can better protect yourself against fraud.

The first episode of Stopping Scotland’s Scammers – brought to you by Royal Bank of Scotland – will air on Friday, May 5 at 8pm.

If you miss a show, you can catch up on the STV Player.

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Jackie Brambles

The Scams

There are many ways in which scammers will try to steal your cash. From fake job adverts, spoof text messages to social media and classified ad sites. Today, scams are becoming more sophisticated with the use of technology and clever psychological tricks.

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