The Sheriff’s Office was notified of the fraudulent phone calls Wednesday morning. Sheriff Joe Kennedy says the scammers were using the Sheriff’s Office phone number, which is 563-589-4406. The callers are identifying themselves as law enforcement officials and claiming that money is owed for various reasons. The calls first started circulating around the area Tuesday.
Kennedy reminds the public that the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office does not solicit funds via telephone. Anyone who receives one of these fraudulent phone calls is asked to contact their local authorities.