Warning: North Bay Apple telephone scam aims to swindle money, access your computer

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Apple iTunes cards are seen in this undated image.
Apple iTunes cards are seen in this undated image.

MARIN, Calif. (KGO) -- A telephone scam is targeting people in the North Bay.

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The Marin County Sheriff's Office says the callers claim to be from Apple or Microtech. They say the victim's computer has been infected with a virus or is running slowly and that they can repair it.

The callers request to access the computer and ask for payment in Apple I-Tunes gift cards or through a wire transfer.

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