Phone Scam

By: News Release
Jan 9th, 2019

On 01-09-19 at approximately 1015 hours, the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office received a citizen complaint regarding a new scam that may be targeting our area. The complainant advised the suspect caller claimed to be from Medicare. The suspect caller then advised the complainant’s Medicare card information was incorrectly printed and they needed to verify the correct information by having the complainant provide their personal information. The complainant refused to do so, and then notified law enforcement.

This incident may by isolated, or may become wide-spread over the next few days. Please exercise 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 call and provided your information, please contact your local authorities.