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Officers from our Cyber Dependent Crime Unit, with assistance from the Matrix, executed a search warrant on Astley Road in #Knowsley today following an investigation into PayPal account hacking.
A 15 year old boy, who is suspected of hacking a number of UK PayPal accounts during 2020, was arrested on suspicion of Section 1 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
Several high value goods were seized from the address including an iPhone 11, iPhone 8, Apple Watch, Samsung phone, Apple Airpods, an iPad, a Sony mobile phone and a mini motorbike
The suspect has been interviewed and released under investigation.
To reduce your chances of being a victim of this type of crime we recommend that PayPal users set up two factor authentication on their accounts - https://www.paypal.com/us/smarthelp/article/how-do-i-enable-2fa-(two-factor-authentication)-for-my-paypal-powered-by-braintree-user-faq3500
Anyone with any further information or believes they know someone committing a similar offence should contact us on Twitter or Facebook @MerPolCC or by contacting @CrimestoppersUK anonymously.
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