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Scammers target Apple customers

According to a warning issued by the Better Business Bureau, scammers are calling people across the United States and Canada telling them that their iCloud accounts have been backed. (MGN)

UNDATED (WKRC) - If you have an iPhone, iPad, MacBook or other Apple products, you could be the target of a new scam, per a report by WSOC.

According to a warning issued by the Better Business Bureau, scammers are calling people across the United States and Canada telling them that their iCloud accounts have been backed.

People who have received the call claim the caller ID showed "Apple Inc." or the name of a local Apple store. When they answered, it was an automated voice on the other end stating that their iCloud account had been hacked and prompting them to stay on the line to speak with an Apple support technician.

For those that stay on the line, a scammer picks up the call and then offers to fix the account by gaining remote access to the person's computer.

Once the scammers have access to a computer, they can record passwords and personal information.

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