Bitcoin worth more than GBP $2 million have been seized by the British police from a UK teen. A 17-year old British teenager was intercepted by the cybercrime unit of the police, in what they claim to be a “sophisticated cyber fraud.”

Created a Fake Site to Dupe People

Lincolnshire Police have reportedly seized BTC 48 and other crypto from the Brit, who had apparently gained access to the same by creating a copycat website of Love2Shop, a popular gift voucher site. The culprit had advertised it on Google, in order to fraud users into providing gift voucher redemption codes worth £6,500, which was then used to purchase Bitcoin, as per claims by the Lincolnshire County Court.

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Money laundering links have also been found in the case, as have 12,000 credit card numbers, along with details of as many as 197 PayPal accounts, all of which are present on the perpetrator’s PC.

Would be Doing Time if He Were an Adult

The teenager has, as of now, been charged with misrepresentation and money laundering, while being sentenced to a rehabilitation centre meant for young people. The now-17-year old was first arrested back in August 2020, after a probe into reports of personal information theft and credit card fraud, which had been coming in since April last year. A prosecutor has said that people were “duped into clicking on his website,” being fooled into thinking it was the official one.

The judge on the case has said that had he been an…

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