Dubuque County Authorities Warn of Facebook Scam

Dubuque County authorities are warning the public of a Facebook scam.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says they were notified on Saturday of an attempted scam on Facebook. A resident received a Facebook message from a relative regarding a large cash award they allegedly won. A follow-up call to that relative revealed the message as a financial scam. Fortunately, the resident did not lose any money.

Authorities remind residents to be cautious of any phone calls, emails or Facebook messages that involved large amounts of money that can be claimed for a small fee to cover “taxes” or “processing fees”.