DUNWOODY, Ga. — A woman notified Dunwoody Police May 23 to report an incident of telephone fraud. She informed police that she answered a call listed as having come from 1-800-MY-APPLE on her screen. The caller told her that her accounts and iCloud had been compromised and that access to her computer was required to fix the issue.
She received another call later that day in which a male “technician” instructed her to provide access to her computer. The caller then told the victim to go to a Target or Best Buy to purchase five gift cards each worth $500 to remedy the issue. After following through on the request, the woman gave the numbers of each gift card to the caller. The victim became suspicious once the suspect told her to call him again later and asked her to buy eight more gift cards.
The victim quickly called Apple where an automated message informed her about her recent fraud.