Police say nine Waterloo Region residents have fallen victim to an iTunes-related fraud in the past two months.

They say over $9,000 had been lost by the victims, who believed they were speaking with Apple.

Residents were first emailed about a purchase that had been made on their iTunes account.

After an inquiry they were asked for their pin number to activate a gift card as reimbursement.

Police are reminding residents to ensure they are contacting a legitimate company before they release any information.