Financial crime scams continue to hit our area. Recently the Wichita Falls Police Department has received reports in which victims have been contacted by someone stating they are with Apple and telling the victims that they have a virus on their device. The victims are directed by the caller to purchase prepaid iTunes gift cards and provide the caller with the PIN for each card in order to resolve the issue.
It is recommended that you use caution when receiving unsolicited calls requesting that you provide personal information (name, date of birth, etc.), passwords, financial information, purchase gift cards or send money.
Take down the caller’s information (name, business, phone number, etc.) and then you can follow up with the business to determine whether or not the request being made is legitimate.
If you have questions or concerns contact the Financial Crimes Unit at (940)761-7762.
Click the link below for additional information on recent scams.