Dubuque County Authorities Warn of Medicare Phone Scam

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a phone scam that may be targeting the area.

They say a Dubuque County resident recently received a call from someone claiming to be from Medicare. The caller told the resident their Medicare card information was incorrectly printed and they needed to verify the correct information by providing their personal information. The resident refused to do so and then notified law enforcement.

The Sheriff’s Office say this incident may by isolated or may become widespread over the next few days. They encourage you to use caution anytime someone calls you and requests personal information. Most legitimate government agencies do not solicit information over the phone. If you have received this kind of call and provided your information, please contact your local authorities.