Four people who allegedly defrauded an Aberdeen man out of a six-figure sum of money have been charged.
The high value cyber-enabled fraud allegedly compromised the 59-year-old’s online finances.
An investigation was carried out by officers from North East Division’s cyber-enabled crime team, resulting in warrants being executed at properties in London, Leeds and Lancashire.
Three men, aged 18, 33, and 47, and a women aged 38 were arrested and charged and will appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.
A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
Detective Sergeant Craig Murray, of the Cyber-Enabled Crime Team, said: “Police Scotland are committed to protecting the public from cyber-enabled organised crime and pursuing those responsible.
“Anyone seeking prevention advice can find information on the Police Scotland website and if you have concerns or information please contact officers via 101.”
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