Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office Warning of “Jury Duty” Scam

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam.

They say Dubuque County residents are being contacted by a man claiming to be Sgt. Christopher Bennett with their office. He tells residents that they have missed jury duty and have an outstanding bond that needs to be paid. He will then request cash or money cards to complete the transaction.

The Sheriff’s Office says this is a common scam throughout the community and takes on many different scenarios with the caller wanting cash, cash cards and/or money orders.

The Sheriff’s Office or any law enforcement agency will not contact you to solicit money. Do not give out personal information or any other financial information.