The Garden City Police Department is warning residents of scammers calling people and using the names of two companies everyone knows, Apple and Amazon.
In most cases, you get a call and a recorded message that says it is Amazon and/or Apple. The message says there is something wrong with your account, i.e., suspicious purchase, lost package, or an order they cannot fulfill. In some cases, they state there’s been suspicious activity in your Apple iCloud account. In fact, they say your account may have been breached.
In both scenarios, the scammers say you can press 1 to speak with someone, or they give you a phone number to call. Do not do either. It is a scam. They are trying to steal your personal information, like your account password or your credit card number.
If you get an unexpected call or message about a problem with any of your accounts, hang up.
- Do not press 1 to speak with customer support.
- Do not call a phone number they gave you.
- Do not give out your personal information.
If you think there may actually be a problem with one of your accounts, contact the company using a phone number or website you know is real.
If you believe you may have been the victim of one of these calls, contact the Garden City Police Department at 516-465-4100.
—Submitted by the Village of Garden City