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Cape police warn residents about phishing scam

Posted at 5:30 PM, Mar 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 14:24:10-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Cape Coral Police are warning residents in surrounding areas about a phishing scam including Apple.

Police said there have been reports of an Apple phishing scam, and at least one of our law enforcement officers received five calls from the scammer.

The number on the caller ID is an actual Apple Store located in Miami, but it is actually not from that store, according to police.

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.

Police warn do not fall for this scam.