Public service workers including police officers, nurses and teachers are among thousands of people caught up in pension scams which have seen their retirement pots plundered.
Angus Citizens Advice Bureau has urged residents to speak out to break the stigma around being scammed.
Vigilant bank staff have prevented attempted scams worth more than £68,000 perpetrated against Fife customers.
Perth and Kinross Council is stepping up security measures to fend off more than a million cyber attacks a month.
Police have issued a warning to the public following reports of several vishing incidents across Fife.
Adult protection referrals in Angus rose a staggering 82% last year during what has been described as an “unprecedented” period of change and service demand by the area’s top social worker.
Scammers are tricking homes and businesses in Angus out of £15 million a year.
Police have urged Tayside victims of doorstep scammers to come forward amid a spike in bogus workmen conning elderly and vulnerable people out of cash and valuables.
Elderly scam victims often end up in care after they lose confidence due to their ordeals according to a senior Tayside official.
Angus Citizens Advice Bureau has warned that young people in the county are falling foul of scams.