Dubuque County authorities are warning of a phone scam.
The Sheriff’s Office says they received multiple calls from concerned citizens regarding a phone scam targeting the area.
The caller in this scam claims to be an employee of the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office who is contacting the potential victim to inform them of an outstanding warrant. They are advising to purchase iTunes cards and gift certificates to satisfy the bond on the warrant.
The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents that they do not accept iTunes cards or gift certificates as forms of payment. They also do not notify individuals that a warrant has been issued for them, unless that arrangement has been verbally discussed previously with the offender.
The phone numbers used in this scam were 563-349-7849, 563-326-8625, and 563-235-9496. If you receive a call from any of these numbers, please disregard it. If you purchased and sent iTunes cards or gift certificates as a result of this scam, please contact your local authorities.