Covington Police alert residents to scam calls about breached iCloud accounts

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COVINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — Numerous citizens recently turned to the Covington Police Department to complain about suspicious phone calls reporting breaches in the citizens’ iCloud accounts and fishing for financial information.

According to a Facebook post from the Covington Police Department on Tuesday, Feb. 11, the scam calls involve a digitized female voice claiming that the complainants’ Apple iCloud accounts have been compromised or breached. After that, the caller reportedly provides a menu to direct the complainants to a live representative who asks for financial information.

The department says that Apple will neither call customers about compromised iCloud accounts nor will it request financial details from customers over the phone.

“Understand that the callers will often use number spoofing to pretend they are calling from a legitimate business,” says the Covington Police Department. “The correct course of action is to hang up on them, repeatedly if needed.”

If you receive similar calls or any other calls you believe are scams, please write down the phone number and/or the subject matter of the call and report it to your local law enforcement agency.

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