Two 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 73-year-old’s online finances, after he invested money into a fraudulent company between January and April, 2023.
An investigation was carried out resulting in two men, aged 50 and 25, to be arrested and charged in connection with cyber fraud and money laundering.
They will appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.
A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
Detective sergeant David Williamson of CID said: “Organised crime groups use the internet to target people through investment fraud.
“We work closely with our colleagues in other forces and our partners to target those responsible.
“If you are concerned you may be a victim of this type of crime, please contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 500 111.”
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