A man has been arrested and charged in connection to an investigation into a crypto-currency fraud in Aberdeenshire.
A 22-year-old man was been arrested and charged following a search warrant at a property in Halifax on Wednesday by Police Scotland and West Yorkshire Police.
Officers announced the arrest following an incident in Inverurie in which a 30-year-old man was defrauded a five-figure sum of money.
A reported is due to be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal and the man is expected to appear in court at a later date.
Detective inspector Martyn Thomson, of the Divisional Cyber Enabled Crime Team, North East Division, said: “Criminals go to great lengths to manipulate and exploit the most vulnerable within our communities by using any means necessary.
“However, by working alongside partners across the UK, we aim to disrupt such criminality to protect our communities.
“We treat all reports of cyber fraud with the utmost seriousness and use all resources to tackle the issue.
“I would urge anyone who thinks they may have been the victim of fraud to contact their bank or financial provider and to report the matter to Police Scotland on 101.”