Man charged after 89-year-old Scot falls victim to cyber fraud

An arrest was made by Police Scotland in London after the elderly man was defrauded in May.

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A man has been arrested and charged after a Scottish pensioner was the victim of cyber fraud.

A 46-year-old man from the London area has been arrested and charged by Police Scotland officers following the cyber-enabled fraud in May this year.

The victim was a 89-year-old man from Aberdeen.

The arrest was made following an investigation by Police Scotland’s North East Division’s Cyber-Enabled Crime Team.

The 46-year-old is due to appear in Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.

Detective Sergeant David Williamson, of the Cyber-Enabled Crime Team, said: “We treat all reports of cyber-enabled fraud with the utmost seriousness and recognise the impact that financially-motivated crime has on our communities.

“Organised crime groups use technology to target and exploit vulnerable individuals in their own homes, however by working with law enforcement partners across the UK, we aim to disrupt these activities.

“If you believe you are a victim of crime, or would like any Crime Prevention advice, please contact 101.”

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