North-east firms have been scammed out of more than £1 million over the past 19 months.
Freedom of information legislation has revealed that 115 traders have been robbed of £1,017,254 through a range of fraud.
That is an average of £53,539 a month – or £1 for every minute of the day.
Police records show May 2018 is the only month in the last three years that scammers have not successfully targeted north-east companies.
In one incident in April, four conmen went to The House Spa on Great Western Road and distracted staff while using a card machine to scam them out of £6,000.
The average victim in the region loses almost £9,000.
Police are urging victims to come forward and have highlighted the work they are doing.
Detective Chief Inspector Jim Robertson said: “We are working with our partners, including banks and the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, to prevent and tackle online fraud and reduce the harm it causes our communities.
“There are steps which can be taken to help prevent you from becoming a victim.
“These include ensuring you have adequate anti-virus protection for your computer, never giving out login details in an email or over the phone, shredding any personal or financial documents once you are finished with them, being wary of cold calls and not giving information to people you do not know.
“If you have concerns or want advice, police can be contacted on 101.”