(March 16, 2019)- There have been reports of an Apple phishing scam that is going around to residents in Cape Coral and other locations. Even at least one of our law enforcement officers received five calls from the scammer. They don’t like to be let down apparently. The number on the caller ID is an actual Apple Store located in Miami but it is NOT actually from that store. There are apps that can mimic another phone number when someone calls you making it appear legitimate even if you Google the number.
The caller is an automated robotic voice saying that your iCloud account has been compromised and you should press 1 to get in touch with an Apple customer service agent. DO NOT fall for this scam. Contact with the actual Apple Store had the below message acknowledging unsolicited scam calls.
Follow the directions given by Apple in the recording below and do not become a victim of these cowardly criminals!!!!
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