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Cyber Crime Unit make arrests for money laundering

Yesterday morning (24 May 2018) the City of London Police Cyber Crime Unit executed a warrant at an address in Sheffield. Two people were arrested on suspicion of money laundering offences.

A man aged 37 and a woman aged 32 were arrested at their home where electronic devices were seized by officers and a large quantity of money was recovered.

Detective Inspector Gary Robinson from the City of London Police Cyber Crime Unit said:

“These arrests were part of a wider investigation into individuals thought to be defrauding people out of thousands of pounds, including an 83 year old Barbican resident who lost nearly £74,000.

“If you receive a request to provide personal or financial information, or are asked to withdraw money or transfer money to another account, take a moment to reflect on what is being asked of you and don’t be afraid to question it.

“Your bank, the police, or any other trusted organisation will never ask you for your PIN or full banking password.”

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