At a very young age, my parents taught me some great life lessons. Everything from "do on to others as you'd have them do to you" to "Don't count your chickens before they hatch".  They also taught me to be wary of anyone "asking" for money or seeking "personal information"


This new phone scam has not reached me directly but has involved enough people to get the authorities involved. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam going on around the county.

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The caller identifies themselves as an investigator and tells the resident they have missed jury duty. The resident is then advised to purchase a gift card and provide that information to the scammer.

The Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone that government business is not conducted through the use of gift cards.

If you have fallen victim to this scam or want to file a report, contact the Dubuque County Sheriff's dispatch at 563-589-4415.

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