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POLICE DEPARTMENT WARNS OF PHONE/EMAIL SCAM

Post Date:10/25/2019 1:54 PM
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Lt. Tony Newberry
Charlottesville Police Department
o. 434-970-3273
m. 434-760-4082
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2019

POLICE DEPARTMENT WARNS OF PHONE/EMAIL SCAM

Fraudulent emails and phone calls reference Apple Support, Apple IDs

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -The Charlottesville Police Department is aware of scam attempts in recent days through emails and phone calls to citizens, in which suspects are pretending to be representatives from Apple Support.

The scammers are attempting to have victims send them money or gift cards in order to solve a fictitious problem with the victims’ computer or Apple Account.

Scams like these are fraudulent attempts to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, credit card details, and your money. It is important to know that suspects attempting to gain access to your personal information may disguise themselves as trustworthy entities, such as banks or major retail chains. This is typically done by email or phone spoofing and instant messaging. These messages can look like the real thing and be very convincing.

They may tell you that your account has been jeopardized, locked or frozen and ask you to provide personal information or make payment in order to resolve the issue. If you receive a suspicious or unexpected email, text, or phone call do not provide your personal information or arrange to make payment. Legitimate organizations will not contact you in this way to resolve issues with your accounts.

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