Police in Ho Chi Minh City have arrested an employee of a local phone shop for stealing a customer's Apple iCloud account and demanded her to pay to have it unlocked.
Do Nguyen Nhat Minh helped set up the woman’s new iPad and Apple account last month at the shop, where he worked as a technician.
Soon later, she could no longer log in to the account and she received an email from Minh with instructions to solve the problem, police said.
She then replied the email and was told to transfer VND3 million (US$138) into a bank account.
She reported the case to local police, who then arrested Minh and his accomplice Do Thi Thanh Phuong.
The duo said that they had made a man pay them VND5.5 million using the same trick.