Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office warns of scam

DUBUQUE COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) – The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is warning against a phone scam targeting Dubuquers, after receiving a series of reports from concerned citizens.

The scam, according to Sheriff Joe Kennedy, starts with the caller claiming to be an employee of the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office requesting the recipient to inform them of an outstanding warrant. The recipient is then asked to purchase iTunes cards and gift certificates to satisfy the bond on the warrant, according to Sheriff Kennedy.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office does not notify individuals of a warrant issued for them, unless an arrangement has specifically been worked out with an offender. The office also does not accept the types of items discussed on the call as forms of payment.

Sheriff Kennedy says the phone numbers tied to the scam are (563) 349-7849 along with (563) 326-8625 and (563) 235-9496. Officers say to disregard the call if you recieve one from any of those numbers.

Zach Garcia

Zach Garcia

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