Authorities Need Public’s Help in Investigating Cascade Phone Scam

Authorities are asking for the public’s help as they investigate a phone scam in Cascade.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says scammers phoned a Cascade resident on Monday, claiming to need money to get a grandchild out of legal trouble. The scammers then arranged for an accomplice to pick up cash from the victim’s home. The victim paid cash to the scammers, though authorities weren’t able to immediately say how much was paid.

The Sheriff’s Office, who is investigating this scam along with Cascade Police, is asking anyone living near Cascade High School who has security cameras on their house to review footage from Monday, January 25th between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm. If you have footage of a white or silver Audi SUV during that time frame, they are asking you to immediately call Investigator Amanda Potter at the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office at 563-587-3856.

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