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Two teenagers reported in connection with a UK-wide cyber-enabled fraud

By Kirsty Brown

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North East Division’s Cyber Enabled Crime Team, assisted by the Metropolitan Police Service, executed a search warrant at an address in London, following an investigation into a cyber-enabled fraud operating UK-wide from London and Peterhead.

A number of people throughout the UK were defrauded, resulting in a five-figure intended loss.

A 17-year-old male was arrested and charged in London in connection with fraud and money laundering and will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

A 19-year-old woman will also be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection.

Detective Inspector Martyn Thomson, of the Divisional Cyber Enabled Crime Team (North East Division), said: “Organised Crime Groups go to great lengths to manipulate and exploit the most vulnerable within our communities by using any means necessary, however working with law enforcement partners across the UK we aim to disrupt such individuals to protect our communities.

“I would urge anyone who thinks that 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.”

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