Man charged in connection with cyber fraud
Officers from Police Scotland have arrested and charged a man after an 89-year-old man from Aberdeen was the victim of cyber-enabled fraud in May 2022.
The man, aged 46 and from the London area, will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal and is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.
This follows an investigation by North East Division’s Cyber-Enabled Crime Team.
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.”